Republicans: A Most Important Marriage

The weeks of social speculation came to an end with a tightly written, three-page announcement issued by the Rockefeller brothers' office in Manhattan. It began: "Mrs. Margaretta Fitler Murphy and Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, both of New York, were married today at noon at the home of the Governor's brother, Laurance S., at Pocantico Hills, N.Y."

Margaretta ("Happy") Murphy, 36, wearing a pale blue dress of silk shantung and carrying a bouquet of spring flowers, and Nelson Rockefeller, 54, were married by the Rev. Marshall L. Smith, a Presbyterian who is pastor of...

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