Robert R. Douglass


Age: 85

the last surviving member of four-term Republican New York governor Nelson A. Rockefeller's inner circle who served as an adviser to his brother David Rockefeller and the Chase Bank from 1959 to 1973 and was a catalyst in the revitalization of Lower Manhattan while he was counsel and secretary to Nelson Rockefeller (d. 1979), who also managed Rockefeller's short-lived 1968 presidential campaign and shepherded him through confirmation hearings for the vice presidency in 1974 when Rockefeller was recruited by newly elevated President Gerald R. Ford.

Cause of Death: Complications of Parkinson's disease

Born: October 16, 1931

Died: December 6, 2016

Greenwich, Connecticut