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Wilson, Malcolm

This collection contains a portion of the personal papers of Malcolm Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of New York during Nelson A. Rockefeller's tenure as Governor of New York from 1959 to 1973. Wilson later became Governor upon Rockefeller's resignation in December 1973. These papers do not include materials from the period of Wilson's service as Governor (December 1973-January 1975), nor are there any materials pertaining to his unsuccessful 1974 campaign for Governor.

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Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)

This series contains a comprehensive collection of the bills submitted to Nelson A. Rockefeller for approval during his tenure as Governor of New York, an office he held from 1959 to 1973. As the chief executive of the state, Rockefeller signed all bills into law or vetoed them. Each bill that was submitted to Rockefeller for his signature was accompanied by a memorandum from the Counsel to the Governor. These memoranda stated the subject and purpose of the bill, including the original sponsor of the bill; brief comments offering background on the legislation; and the recommendation of the Counsel. The Counsel would usually conclude the memo with a recommendation of "Approval" or "Disapproval." In either case, the legislation may also have been signed or vetoed with an accompanying memorandum from Rockefeller.

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Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)

This series is a collection of resolutions forwarded to Charles H. Palmer, Assistant Secretary to the Governor for Reports, from the New York Department of Civil Service. Each year of Governor Rockefeller's gubernatorial tenure is represented by resolutions that were approved by Governor Rockefeller on Palmer's recommendation and those resolutions that were "Withdrawn or Withheld" at the request of the Civil Service Department head. Resolutions would be withdrawn or withheld as a result of the information being superceded by a subsequent resolution or the reasons for the resolution being resolved in some other manner.

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Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)

The primary responsibility of Counsel to the Governor was to translate the Governor's programs into law. The counsel's staff ensured that bills were correctly drafted, and helped to stop bills that were antithetical to the Governor's programs from being enacted. Bills in the Governor's annual legislative program were drafted by the Counsel's Office to ensure that they reflected the Governor's views. Drafting work was divided among assistant counsels, roughly according to subject matter. The Counsel's staff also reviewed bills drafted by other agencies. Governor Rockefeller was not directly involved in this work, concentrating instead on broad policy matters. During Governor Rockefeller's administrations, the Counsel was one of three people, along with the Secretary to the Governor and the Budget Director, on whom he relied most heavily for administration and program development.