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David Rockefeller

David Rockefeller was an American banker who served as chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He was the oldest living member of the third generation of the Rockefeller family, family patriarch from August 2004 until his death in March 2017. Rockefeller was the youngest child of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, a grandson of John D. Rockefeller and Laura Spelman Rockefeller, he was noted for his wide-ranging political connections and foreign travel, in which he met with many foreign leaders. His fortune was estimated at $3.3 billion at the time of his death in March 2017. Rockefeller was born in New York, he grew up in an eight-story house at 10 West 54th Street, the tallest private residence built in the city. Rockefeller was the youngest of six children born to financier John Davison Rockefeller Jr. and socialite Abigail Greene "Abby" Aldrich. John Jr. was the only son of Standard Oil co-founder John Davison Rockefeller Sr. and schoolteacher Laura Celestia "Cettie" Spelman.

Abby was a daughter of Rhode Island U. S. Senator Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich and Abigail Pearce Truman "Abby" Chapman. David's five elder siblings were Abby, John III, Nelson and Winthrop. Rockefeller attended the experimental Lincoln School at 123rd Street in Harlem. In 1936, Rockefeller graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where he worked as an editor on The Harvard Crimson, he studied economics for a year at Harvard and a year at the London School of Economics. At LSE he once dated Kennedy's sister Kathleen. During his time abroad, Rockefeller worked in the London branch of what was to become the Chase Manhattan Bank. After returning to the U. S. to complete his graduate studies, he received a Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in 1940. After completing his studies in Chicago, he became secretary to New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia for eighteen months in a "dollar a year" public service position. Although the mayor pointed out to the press that Rockefeller was only one of 60 interns in the city government, his working space was, in fact, the vacant office of the deputy mayor.

From 1941 to 1942, Rockefeller was assistant regional director of the United States Office of Defense and Welfare Services. Rockefeller enlisted in the U. S. Army and entered Officer Candidate School in 1943. During World War II he served in North Africa and France for military intelligence setting up political and economic intelligence units. For seven months he served as an assistant military attaché at the American Embassy in Paris. During this period, he called on family contacts and Standard Oil executives for assistance. In 1946, Rockefeller joined the staff of the longtime family-associated Chase National Bank; the chairman at that time was Rockefeller's uncle Winthrop W. Aldrich; the Chase Bank was a wholesale bank, dealing with other prominent financial institutions and major corporate clients such as General Electric. The bank is associated with and has financed the oil industry, having longstanding connections with its board of directors to the successor companies of Standard Oil Exxon Mobil.

Chase National became the Chase Manhattan Bank in 1955 and shifted into consumer banking. It is now called JPMorgan Chase. Rockefeller started as an assistant manager in the foreign department. There he financed international trade in a number of commodities, such as coffee and metals; this position maintained relationships with more than 1,000 correspondent banks throughout the world. He served in other positions and became president in 1960, he was both chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan from 1969 to 1980 and remained chairman until 1981. He was as as 1980, the single largest individual shareholder of the bank, holding 1.7% of its shares. During his term as CEO, Chase spread internationally and became a central component of the world's financial system due to its global network of correspondent banks, the largest in the world. In 1973, Chase established the first branch of an American bank in Moscow, in the Soviet Union; that year Rockefeller traveled to China, resulting in his bank becoming the National Bank of China's first correspondent bank in the U.

S. He was faulted for spending excessive amounts of time abroad, during his tenure as CEO the bank had more troubled loans than any other major bank. Chase owned more New York City securities in the mid-1970s. A scandal erupted in 1974 when an audit found that losses from bond trading had been understated, in 1975 the bank was branded a "problem bank" by the Federal Reserve. From 1974 to 1976, Chase earnings fell 36 percent while those of its biggest rivals rose 12 to 31 percent; the bank's earnings more than doubled between 1976 and 1980, far outpacing its rival Citibank in return on assets. By 1981 the bank's finances were restored to full health. In November 1979, while chairman of the Chase Bank, Rockefeller became embroiled in an international incident when he and Henry Kissinger, along with John J. McCloy and Rockefeller aides, persuaded President Jimmy Carter through the United States Department of State to admit the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, into the United States for hospital treatment for lymphoma.

This action directly precipitated what is known as the Iran hostage crisis and placed Rockefeller under intense media scrutiny for the first time

Hamish Dodd

Hamish Morley Dodd is a New Zealand celebrity interior designer and television presenter. He is most notable for appearing on the New Zealand television show My House My Castle, as the interior designer; the show aired for ten years, from 1999 until the final season in 2009. Since My House My Castle, Dodd continued to work as a television interior designer for various New Zealand television shows including Home Sick in 2008, an episode of The Apprentice New Zealand in 2010 and Get Growing with New Zealand Gardener in the same year. In 2015, Dodd designed his own holiday home which became part of his recent television work, 100 Day Bach; this became a part of the 100 Day Home series with the followup of the 100 Day Bach titled 100 Day Renovation in 2019. Outside of his television career, Dodd co-hosts The Garden Show on Magic Talk Radio. Dodd was born in 1976, he studied landscaping in London before returning to New Zealand to set up a design business with his mother Adrienne Dodd. Dodd has a personal interest in vintage cars.

He is married to Anita Dodd. My House My Castle Ground Force Home Sick The Apprentice New Zealand Get Growing with New Zealand Gardener Brunch The Café Dream Home Dilemma 100 Day Bach 100 Day Renovation Davis, Clint. "Here's Everything Leaving And Coming To Netflix In February 2019". Simplemost. Retrieved 7 February 2019. Hamish Dodd on Facebook

List of mayors of Leeds

The Lord Mayor of Leeds is a ceremonial post held by a member of Leeds City Council, elected annually by the council. By charter from King Charles I in 1626, the leader of the governing body of the borough of Leeds was an alderman, the first holder being Sir John Savile. A second charter, in 1661 from King Charles II, granted the title Mayor to Thomas Danby, after whom Thomas Danby College was named. In 1893 the borough of Leeds became a city, in 1897 Queen Victoria conferred the title of Lord Mayor on James Kitson; the first woman to have the post was Jessie Beatrice Kitson in 1942: she was elected following the death of Arthur Clarke shortly after his election. In 2019, the council elected Leeds first black Lord Mayor, Eileen Taylor. After serving as a Labour member of council since 2008, she was elected unanimously by fellow councillors at the authority's annual general meeting. Notable former Mayors include Benjamin Gott, Sir George Goodman, several of the Lupton family, Henry Rowland Marsden and Alf Cooke of the famous printworks.

Source: "Lord Mayor of Leeds". Leeds City Council. Retrieved 8 September 2012. General information about current Lord Mayor "Lord Mayors & Aldermen of Leeds since 1626". Leeds City Council. Retrieved 1 November 2017

Jean-Paul-André Razins de Saint-Marc

Jean-Paul-André des Razins, marquis de Saint-Marc, was an 18th-century French playwright and librettist. A former officer of the Gardes françaises, Saint-Marc wrote the libretto for Adèle de Ponthieu, a five-act tragedy set to music by Niccolò Piccinni, he composed numerous pieces of fugitive poetry. In 1778, attending in Paris the famous presentation of Irène, after which the bust of Voltaire was crowned, the marquis de Saint-Marc improvised this quatrain which made him famous: Saint-Marc was a member of the Académie de Bordeaux; the mansion in the city where he lived and died was registered as Monument historique 23 July 1921. Actes de l’Académie nationale des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Bordeaux, Paris, E. Dentu, 1880, p. 39. Adèle de Ponthieu on Gallica Jean-Paul-André de Razins Saint-Marc on Jean-Paul-André de Razins Saint-Marc on His plays and their presentations on CÉSAR

Mobile Suit Gundam École du Ciel

Mobile Suit Gundam École du Ciel is a spinoff of Mobile Suit Gundam and is a Japanese on-going manga series written and illustrated by Haruhiko Mikimoto. The manga was serialised in Kadokawa Shoten's Gundam Ace, licensed in North America by Tokyopop, who released nine volumes, in France the manga is licensed and published by Pika Édition. Beginning in Universal Century 0085, Asuna Elmarit is a student from École du Ciel, a military school for training future MS pilots. Unexpected events occur, exposing Asuna and her classmates to the reality, war. Along the way, the school council's real intentions are revealed. Kadokawa Shoten published the first tankōbon volume of the manga on November 22, 2002. Tokyopop published the first tankōbon volume of the manga on September 13, 2005. Pika Édition released the first tankōbon volume of the manga on March 15, 2005. Mobile Suit Gundam École du Ciel at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

Douglas Abbott

Douglas Charles Abbott, was a Canadian Member of Parliament, federal Cabinet Minister, justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Abbott's appointment directly from the Cabinet of Canada as Finance Minister to the Supreme Court is considered one of the most controversial in the Supreme Court's history. Abbott was born in Quebec, he attended Bishop's University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. He attended McGill Law School, but interrupted his studies to sign up for service overseas, in 1916. Returning from the Great War, he completed his legal studies, he went to France to attend the Université de Dijon. Returning to Canada, he was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1921 and practised law in Montreal with the firm of Fleet, Fleet & Le Mesurier. Abbott stood for election to the House of Commons in 1940, remained a member of the House for fourteen years. A member of the Liberal Party of Canada, Abbott served as both Minister of National Defence and Minister of Finance, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on July 1, 1954 and served as Puisne Justice until December 23, 1973.

Abbott was appointed to the court directly from the Liberal Party of Canada's Cabinet, where he had served the previous 7 years as Finance Minister. The appointment is considered one of the most controversial in the history of the Supreme Court, it was the first appointment directly from cabinet since the 1911 appointment of Louis-Philippe Brodeur. As of 2020, Abbott was the last Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada appointed directly to the Court from the Cabinet of Canada, the last Justice to have held elected office prior to his appointment. 16 May 1940 – 16 April 1945: St. Antoine—Westmount, Quebec 6 September 1945 – 30 April 1949: St. Antoine—Westmount, Quebec 15 September 1949 – 13 June 1953: St. Antoine—Westmount, Quebec 12 November 1953 – 30 June 1954: Saint-Antoine—Westmount, Quebec 18 April 1945 – 11 December 1946: Minister of National Defence for Naval Services 21 August 1945 – 11 December 1946: Minister of National Defence 10 December 1946 – 30 June 1954: Minister of Finance and Receiver General 1 April 1943 – 7 March 1945: Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance 8 March 1945 – 16 April 1945: Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence Douglas Abbott – Parliament of Canada biography Supreme Court of Canada biography