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Megan Marshack

Poster featuring Nelson Rockefeller and Megan Marshack, both are wearing their eyeglasses.

October 31, 1953 (age 67) (

News writer, producer WCBS-TV

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Megan Ruth Marshack (born October 31, 1953, in California) was an aide to former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and was with him when he died on January 26, 1979.


Nelson Rockefeller eating with his friend wearing their suits with a man on their back.


She was an assistant of former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.

Before working for Rockefeller, she was a radio news reporter for the Associated Press.

She worked with the Rockefeller's vice-presidential staff, in Washington, D.C. for two years.

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Megan Marshack with wavy hair, wearing eyeglasses and a striped shirt.

Marshack worked on Rockefeller's vice-presidential staff, in Washington, D.C., for two years. There was speculation in the press regarding the nature of the relationship between Rockefeller and Marshack. For example, long-time Rockefeller aide Joseph E. Persico claimed in the PBS documentary about the Rockefeller family, "It became known that he had been alone with a young woman who worked for him, in undeniably intimate circumstances, and in the course of that evening had died from a heart attack." News organizations widely reported that Marshack was a named beneficiary in his will, though the bulk of his estate was left to his wife with other large gifts going to museums.

Megan Marshack at a young age, wearing glasses and a yellow shirt.

Prior to her employment with Rockefeller, she was a radio news reporter for the Associated Press.

Marshack has remained largely out of the public eye since 1979. For about a year after Rockefeller died, she dated cartoonist Charles Addams, who lived in the same apartment building as she did.

In 1992, it was reported that she was still living in New York working as a news writer for WCBS-TV, but the Washington Post noted she declined to comment, saying "I don't do interviews." According to newspapers in September 1994, she was a news writer and producer at WCBS-TV. In December 2008 Parade reported that Marshack married a journalist and was living in Southern California.


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