National Affairs: Thanks a Million

In 1940 Franklin Delano Roosevelt offered a Government job to a young New Yorker who did not need it. At 32, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, armed with knowledge gained through the Rockefeller enterprises in Latin America, had persuaded F.D.R. to create a special "Good Neighbor" agency in the U.S. Government. Roosevelt appointed the second son of John D. Rockefeller Jr. as his Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs. Since then, Nelson Rockefeller has served (without pay) under three U.S. Presidents as one of the hardest-working officials in Washington. Last week the White House announced that he is bowing out.

"Honorary Inspector." For five years Nelson...

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