Interview: Laurance Rockefeller Dies at 94

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Billionaire Laurance Rockefeller, who invested some of his wealth in Woodstock, has died at the age of 94. Rockefeller was known as a conservationist, philanthropist and a leading figure in the field of venture capital. He died Sunday morning of pulmonary fibrosis.

Rockefeller was Number 377 on this year’s Forbes magazine list of 587 billionaires, with $1.5 billion. But he was perhaps best known for his environmental work: He served under five presidents in several capacities related to conservation and the outdoors. Mitch Wertlieb talks with historian Howard Coffin about Rockefeller legacy in Vermont.

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