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  2. John D. Rockefeller | Biography, Industry, Philanthropy ...

    John D. Rockefeller, in full John Davison Rockefeller, (born July 8, 1839, Richford, New York, U.S.—died May 23, 1937, Ormond Beach, Florida), American industrialist and philanthropist, founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. Rockefeller was the eldest son and second of six children born to traveling physician and snake-oil salesman William (“Big Bill”) Avery Rockefeller and Eliza Davison Rockefeller.

  3. John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), founder of the Standard Oil Company, became one of the world’s wealthiest men and a major philanthropist. Born into modest circumstances in upstate New York, he...

  4. John D. Rockefeller - Wikipedia

    John D. Rockefeller was born in Richford, New York, then part of the Burned-over district, a New York state region that became the site of an evangelical revival known as the Second Great Awakening. It drew masses to various Protestant churches—especially Baptist ones—and urged believers to follow such ideals as hard work, prayer, and good deeds to build "the Kingdom of God on Earth."

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  5. John D. Rockefeller - Quotes, Facts & Robber Baron - Biography

    John D. Rockefeller was the head of the Standard Oil Company and one of the world's richest men. He used his fortune to fund ongoing philanthropic causes.

  6. American industrialist John D. Rockefeller built his first oil refinery near Cleveland and in 1870 incorporated the Standard Oil Company. By 1882 he had a near-monopoly of the oil business in the...

  7. John D. Rockefeller | Timeline | Britannica

    July 8, 1839 John D. Rockefeller Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. John Davison Rockefeller is born in Richford, New York, the second of six children. His father, William (“Big Bill”) Avery Rockefeller, is a traveling physician and snake-oil salesman, meaning a person who sells fraudulent cures for health ailments.

  8. Biography: John D. Rockefeller, Senior | American Experience ...

    Biography: John D. Rockefeller, Senior John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Rockefeller Archive Center. Youth John D. Rockefeller was born July 8, 1839, in Richford, New York, about midway between...

  9. John D. Rockefeller | Achievements | Britannica

    In the 1860s John D. Rockefeller took note of the expansion of oil production in western Pennsylvania and built an oil refinery near Cleveland, Ohio, in 1863. He quickly found success as it became the largest refinery in the area, and Rockefeller stayed in the oil business the rest of his life.

  10. 10 Things You May Not Know About John D. Rockefeller

    On September 26, 1855, a Cleveland merchant company, Hewitt and Tuttle, hired the teenaged John D. Rockefeller as an assistant bookkeeper. From that year forward, the corporate tycoon celebrated...

  11. Introduction - John D. Rockefeller: Topics in Chronicling ...

    John D. Rockefeller is reported to be the wealthiest man in America with about $150,000,000 and an income of $25,000 per day. August 2, 1896 An article documents Rockefeller’s life and his rise to wealth, from poverty to possessing millions of dollars.

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