Nelson Rockefeller was a successful businessman; philanthropist and governor of New York. He supported protection for the environment, increased support of medical care and created the State Council on the Arts. As a Republican he was politically liberal and progressive, having served in the administrations of Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower. He ran for the presidential nomination three times before serving as vice president under Gerald Ford. Ford was the first vice president to be appointed under the 25th Amendment, and when he ascended to the presidency after Nixon resigned, Ford named Nelson Rockefeller to fill the vice presidency he had vacated. Rockefeller served three years as vice president but was not on the ticket in 1976 when the Republicans lost to Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale.
This U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.