Mary Todhunter Rockefeller

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Mary Todhunter Rockefeller (Clark)

Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: April 21, 1999 (91)
New York, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Percy Hamilton Clark and Elizabeth Williams Clark
Ex-wife of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, 41st Vice President of the USA
Mother of Rodman Rockefeller; <private> Rockefeller; Steven Clark Rockefeller; Michael Rockefeller; <private> Strawbridge (Rockefeller) and 1 other
Sister of Miriam 'Mims' Roberts Wallace (Clark); George Roberts Clark; Percy Hamilton Clark, Jr.; Thomas 'Tom' Williams Clark; John Roberts Clark and 2 others

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About Mary Todhunter Rockefeller

Mary Todhunter Clark Rockefeller was the first wife of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, a Governor of New York. She served as the First Lady of New York from 1959 until the Rockefellers' divorce in March 1962. After their divorce, Nelson Rockefeller served as the 41st Vice President of the United States.

Known as Tod to her family[citation needed], she was born in Philadelphia. Her father, Percy Hamilton Clark, was an attorney and noted cricketer, and her mother was Elizabeth Williams Roberts, daughter of George B. Roberts, a former president of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

She married Nelson Rockefeller on June 23, 1930, at St. Asaph's Episcopal Church in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, with a reception at the home of her parents, a few days after Nelson had graduated from Dartmouth College. They had five children: Rodman Rockefeller, Ann Rockefeller, Steven Clark Rockefeller, and twins Michael Clark Rockefeller and Mary Rockefeller.

Mary Rockefeller divorced her husband on March 16, 1962. A year later, "Happy" Murphy became the governor's second wife.

Mary Todhunter Rockefeller died in New York City in 1999 at the age of 91.

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Mary Todhunter Rockefeller's Timeline

1907
June 17, 1907
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1932
May 2, 1932
Age 24
1936
April 19, 1936
Age 28
New York, New York, United States
1938
May 18, 1938
Age 30
New York, New York Co, New York, USA
1999
April 21, 1999
Age 91
New York, New York, United States
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