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Lewis K. Rockefeller

Lewis Kirby Rockefeller (November 25, 1875 – September 18, 1948) was a United States Representative from New York.[1]

Lewis Kirby Rockefeller
Rockefeller in 1903
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th district
In office
November 2, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byPhilip A. Goodwin
Succeeded byJay Le Fevre
Personal details
Born(1875-11-25)November 25, 1875
Schenectady, New York
DiedSeptember 18, 1948(1948-09-18) (aged 72)
Canaan, New York
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Clara Bain
RelationsRockefeller family
ParentsSpencer R. Rockefeller
Henrietta Kirby
Alma materNew York State College

Early lifeEdit

Rockefeller was born on November 25, 1875 in Schenectady, New York to Spencer R. Rockefeller (1849-1925) and Henrietta 'Nettie' (Kirby) Rockefeller (1853-1922). He attended the public schools and graduated from New York State College in Albany, 1898.[1]


He was principal of a grammar school at North Germantown and was employed in the finance bureau of the New York State Department of Public Instruction from 1898 to 1904. He was chief accountant of the municipal accounts bureau in the New York State Comptroller's office from 1905 to 1915 and was deputy State tax commissioner from 1915 to 1921. He was deputy State commissioner of taxation and finance from 1921 to 1933, and engaged in the accounting and auditing business in 1933.[1]

Rockefeller was a delegate to the 1936 Republican National Convention. He was elected as a Republican to the 75th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Philip A. Goodwin.[2] He ran on a platform of opposition to Roosevelt's New Deal.[3] He was re-elected to the 76th and 77th United States Congresses, and held office from November 2, 1937[4] to January 3, 1943.[5] While in Congress, he served on the Territories, Immigration and Claims Committee.[6]

Afterwards he resumed his activities as an accountant and tax consultant in Chatham, New York.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to Clara Bain (1877-1973) and died in Canaan, New York in 1948; interment was in Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "ROCKEFELLER, Lewis Kirby - Biographical Information". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  2. ^ Press, C. Q. Guide to Congress. CQ Press. ISBN 9781452235325. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  3. ^ "CONGRESS SEAT WON BY L. K. ROCKEFELLER Hudson Republican Succeeds the Late Representative Goodwin From 27th N. Y. District". The New York Times. November 3, 1937. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  4. ^ "3 FROM THIS STATE TAKE HOUSE OATH Barton, Gamble and Rockefeller Among Five New Members—Miller Eters Senate". The New York Times. November 16, 1937. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Rep. Lewis Rockefeller". GovTrack. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  6. ^ "House Assigns New York Men". The New York Times. November 25, 1937. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
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Preceded by
Philip A. Goodwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district

Succeeded by
Jay Le Fevre