Rockefeller married the valedictorian of his high school class though Rockefeller did not actually graduate.
To this day, there is little evidence on the University of Chicago campus that it has anything to do with Rockefeller. Though he had long maintained a policy of active silence with the press, he decided to make himself more accessible and responded with conciliatory comments such as "capital and labor are both wild forces which require intelligent legislation to hold them in restriction.
Visit Website A careful and studious businessman who refrained from taking unnecessary risks, Rockefeller sensed an opportunity in the oil business in the early s. He was laid to rest between his beloved wife and mother at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact John D.
He was a man of few passions who lived for his work, and his great talent was his organizing genius and drive for order, pursued with great single-mindedness and concentration. Rockefeller retired from his everyday involvement in the Standard Oil Company in and started focusing on his philanthropy work however this did not really help the constant attacks on his business and himself.