John Davison Rockefeller Sr. was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He was a co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust.
John D Rockefeller (b) July 08, 1839, New York, NY (d) May 23, 1937 Rockefeller was head of the Standard Oil Company and one of the world's richest men. He used his fortune to fund ongoing philanthropic causes.
John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. (1874—1960) American financier and philanthropist. He was the only son among the five children of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. was known for his philanthropy, giving over $537 million to myriad causes over his lifetime. In 1927 he launched the massive historical restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. Amongst many other buildings restored through his largesse was The College of William & Mary's Wren Building