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Arkansas Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller dies at 57

Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:32 PM ET

By Steve Barnes

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - Arkansas Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller, 57, a great-grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller, died on Sunday of complications relating to a blood disorder, a spokesman said in a statement.

Rockefeller, a wealthy Republican, was nearing the end of his second four-year term as lieutenant governor. He was diagnosed with myeloproliferative disorder last year, prompting him to end his campaign for governor.

Rockefeller was continuing a U.S. political dynasty that included his father Winthrop Rockefeller, who was governor of Arkansas from 1967 to 1971 and his uncle Nelson Rockefeller, who was New York governor from 1959 to 1973 before serving as U.S. vice president from 1974 to 1977.

He was a cousin of U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat from West Virginia.

Rockefeller sought treatment for his malady, which can lead to leukemia, at a Seattle cancer center earlier this year. But two bone marrow transplants failed to arrest the condition, and he returned to Arkansas by private plane on July 8.

Like his father and uncle, Rockefeller came from the moderate wing of the Republican Party, making his prospects for further office uncertain in the conservative-dominated party.

During his political career, Rockefeller said Forbes magazine overstated his fortune, which the magazine estimated to be $1.2 billion, making Rockefeller the 283rd richest American in Forbes' latest rankings.

Rockefeller gave his annual $35,000 salary as lieutenant governor to charity.

Rockefeller operated Winrock Farms Inc., a cattle farm founded by his father atop Petit Jean Mountain, about 45 miles

west of Little Rock, and was an active supporter of Boy Scouts of America.

Rockefeller and his wife, Lisenne, founded a school in Arkansas for children with learning difficulties. Two of Rockefeller's children have Down syndrome.

In addition to his wife, Rockefeller is survived by eight children and one grandchild.


In Memoriam

Lt. Governor Win Rockefeller


It is said that PAST LIVES and the INIQUITIES of INJUSTICE created visits the third and fourth GENERATION in their 'bloodlines'.

Oh well, WHITE GODS.

I cant help you if you dont want to be helped.


Win lived in Little Rock and at Winrock Farms on Petit Jean Mountain, where a plaque outside his home quotes Micah 68 "And what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" That verse summarized Win's views on his life and his responsibilities as a member of one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful families.

Oh well, I guess even them WHITE GODS don't read their BIBLE in their OWN LANGUAGE.

They TOO trust in their OWN UNDERSTANDING.

Oh well, I guess that is what we all get for FOLLOWINGthose WHITE GODS and their MINIONS.

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