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Nelson Rockefeller, part of the wealthy Rockefeller family, was the 41st Vice President to President Gerald Ford. Although he was a Republican, he was quite liberal and was an advocate for maintaining the arts. He helped oversee and preserve art, specifically in New York, and even founded Museum of Primitive Art.Nelson Mandela was one of the most famous humanitarians of our time. The President of South Africa was famous for being an anti-apartheid revolutionary, and his peace movements.