Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller’s 1967 Inaugural Address

The following text is the full address delivered by Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller on January 10, 1967. He had just been elected the 37th Governor of Arkansas, and the first Republican elected to the state’s highest office in 94 years.

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Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller’s 1967 Inaugural Address

A Visit to Death Row in 1970

On Dec. 29, 1970, with mere weeks left in his final term, Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller commuted the death sentences of 15 men awaiting execution in Arkansas.

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A Visit to Death Row in 1970

Be a Decision-Maker

“Deliberative democracy invites individuals to come together to make the best possible decision about how they can live well together.”

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Be a Decision-Maker

Seeing the Rockefeller Ethic in Practice

“After I started here as Chief Strategy Officer last July, I learned about all the work and communication that goes into a convening of this size — the mindset, planning, and thoughtfulness that goes into each part of the agenda.”

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Seeing the Rockefeller Ethic in Practice

Helping Arkansans Consider New Policy Choices

Each forum is led by neutral moderators who use those guides to challenge participants to discuss the appeal, concerns, costs, and consequences of three to four approaches to the problem.

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Helping Arkansans Consider New Policy Choices

What We’ve Learned From Winthrop Rockefeller

The following is an excerpt from a speech delivered by the Institute’s Executive Director/CEO, Janet Harris, during a book event celebrating Dr. John Kirk’s new biography of Winthrop Rockefeller.

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What We’ve Learned From Winthrop Rockefeller