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President Franklin D. " But it is in a the offspring of the strictly literal sense that hundreds of papers owned wealthy families are members of nobility or royalty. Few are the AMERICA'S 60 FAMILIES 14 very wealthy families of America that have not at least one representAlmanack de Gotha or Burse's Peerage. Thus Anita Ste- ative in the wart, sister of William Rhinelander Stewart, is the Princess de Bra- ganza, consort of the late pretender to the throne of Portugal. The daughter of Bessie Rockefeller married the Marques George de Cucvas; the ler, Cuevas children, great-grandchildren of the elder Rockefel- are Spanish grandees in their own right.
The corpora- owning tions do not represent the locus of control, nor do they, even when viewed synoptically as in the valuable Rochester and Laidler studies, reveal the full extent of control and concentration by a small group working through partnerships. control points of private wealth in industrial capitalistic society, as in feudal society, remain the partnership, the family, and the family alliance. It is the family that, in almost all cases, guides The j i f / ! the banks and the banking partnerships which, as shows, control the corporations.
These are only a few examples of the interlocking of the Rockefellers with families of wealth; some Rockefeller marriages, to be have taken place outside of the pecuniary circle. The rich famiwith which the Rockefellers have interlocked in turn have been sure, lies interlocked by marriages with other wealthy families, so that one can trace an almost unbroken line of biological relationships from the Rockefellers through one-half of the wealthiest sixty families of the nation. Mary E. Stillman, for example, became Mrs.
America's 60 families by Ferdinand Lundberg