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badly in the convention and he got nowhere. And when the convention
ended I was walking out the back end of Convention Hall, there he
was, all alone. [Laughs] The only companion he had was me-[Laughs]-at
that point. [Laughs] You know, four days earlier he had a cheering
squad around him.
Did you visit Nelson in Albany?
No, but I visited Nelson in Pocantico Hills, where he
lived in this great manor house that the old man, the original
Rockefeller built, enormous place. Pocantico Hills is an
extraordinary place, over three thousand acres was just owned by
them. And then it has a golf course on it, and it has everything.
It has an athletic facility that a college would like to have, and of
course, they all have houses on the property, David and Laurence and
all of them do. And I visited all of them up there. Quite often
Nelson would be at the brothers. So I would see him that way too.
It's really, I sometimes think it's a shame that he didn't become
President. I think he might have made a very good president. He had
all the energy. He had good brains. He had enormous knowledge
because of all of his interests. And he was equally interested in
art as he was in Latin America, or nuclear energy, or you name it.
What was Nelson among the three brothers, what was his role when
he was alive?
Oh, well, he was the senior. Even though John D. III was
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