THE VICE PRESIDENCY: On the Brink of Confirmation

In a sense, the whole Rockefeller family testified in support of Nelson Rockefeller's vice-presidential nomination before the House Judiciary Committee last week. Not in person, of course. Their surrogate was J. Richardson Dilworth, 58, the family's urbane, understated senior financial adviser. Responding to demands of committee Democrats that he reveal the Rockefellers' total stock holdings, Dilworth used five charts crammed with statistics to try to dispel the notion that the family exercises inordinate behind-the-scenes power. Not only could Rocky's critics not dispute Dilworth's bewildering rush of figures, at times they...

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