Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller had complicated finances.

Vice President Nelson Rockefeller Wasn’t Completely Transparent About His Financial Entanglements

Vice President Nelson Rockefeller Wasn’t Completely Transparent About His Financial Entanglements

Bite-sized stories from presidential campaign history.
Dec. 27 2017 7:45 AM

The Entanglements of the Megarich

Are the financial complications of the extremely wealthy compatible with the presidency?

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Host John Dickerson visits Jan. 11 as well as the presidential campaign of Gerald R. Ford and Nelson Rockefeller, which brought concerns about economic entanglements that a rich family might not be able to untangle.

Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America’s presidential carnival.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald.

John Dickerson is a co-anchor of CBS This Morning, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail.