Justin Rockefeller

Justin Rockefeller

Justin Aldrich Rockefeller (born June 18, 1979 in West Virginia [cite web|url=http://www.worth.com/Editorial/Thought-Leaders/Profiles/Visions-Revisions-Democratic-Zeal-3.asp |title=Visions and Revisions Page 3 Worth |date=2006-09-01 |accessdate=2008-08-08 |publisher=Worth ] ) is a political activist and co-founder and National Program Director of Generation Engage.

He is the youngest son of West Virginia's prominent Senator, Jay Rockefeller and his wife, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, and is a fifth generation member of the Rockefeller family. He is also the grandson of U.S. Senator Charles H. Percy.

Justin attended Princeton University, from which he graduated in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Politics. At 25, Justin co-founded the nonprofit nonpartisan organization, Generation Engage, a grassroots initiative campaigning against political apathy among young Americans. The nonprofit was co-founded with former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott's sons, Adrian and Devin Talbott.

He lives in New York City. He married his former Princeton classmate, Indré Vengris, on September 9, 2006. [ [http://rockefeller.senate.gov/news/2006/pr091506.html Senator And Mrs. Rockefeller Announce The Marriage Of Justin Rockefeller To Indré Vengris ] ]

Justin is a member of the Board of Trustees of Alliance for the Arts, a New York City arts advocacy and research organization.

He was a 2008 honoree of the Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative. The city of Marshfield, Missouri's highest honor.

ee also

*Rockefeller family
*Jay Rockefeller


External links

* [http://www.generationengage.org/ Generation Engage]

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