THE VICE PRESIDENCY: An Accounting by a Man of Means

For 2½ days last week, Nelson Rockefeller testified before the Senate Rules Committee in order to nail down a job that he had long insisted he would never take. In so doing, Rockefeller, 66, had to answer questions about his personal fortune that he has brushed aside throughout his 34 eventful years in public life. More than any man in the room, Rockefeller seemed to appreciate the irony of his situation. The descendant of robber barons cum philanthropists cum public servants, he wears the mantle of his heritage with easy grace, and he handled the Senators so adroitly that what...

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