These records document Warren T. Lindquist's tenure as associate to David Rockefeller, from 1951 to 1977. He was particularly involved in Mr. Rockefeller's real estate investments and efforts to improve urban housing opportunities during the mid-twentieth century. Mr. Lindquist also served as Mr. Rockefeller's proxy with organizations focused on urban development in New York City and throughout the country, as reflected in the folders on the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, the Embarcadero Center, Morningside Heights Inc., the Pacific Air Commerce Center, and Westbay Associates. Additionally, there are extensive files on Fazenda Bodoquena, a large cattle ranch in Brazil in which Mr. Rockefeller purchased an interest in 1962.
Biographical / Historical:
Warren T. Lindquist joined David Rockefeller's staff in 1951 following several years as a direct investment analyst for the industrial development department of W. R. Grace and Company. Among his roles in Mr. Rockefeller's office, Mr. Lindquist served as vice president of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, vice president of Remedco of Morningside Heights Inc., and a partner in Westbay Associates during its development efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mr. Lindquist was born in 1919 and graduated from Lafayette College in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945, reaching the rank of major. Immediately after WWII, he met David Rockefeller while they both were stationed in Paris. After resigning from Mr. Rockefeller's office in 1977, Mr. Lindquist served as Executive Director of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association and then as the first Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Warren Lindquist died November 15, 2003.
Records were originally accessioned by the Rockefeller family archive in 1970 and 1978. The collection was officially accessioned by Rockefeller Archive Center in 1990 as accession 1990:110.
Arranged in 2 series, by Accession.
Series 1: 1970 Accession. Series 2: 1978 Accession.