Name That City! — March 25, 2021

Here’s a review of this week’s questions:

  1. John Davison Rockefeller Sr., widely considered to be the wealthiest American of all time, was born in New York City, but his family eventually settled in what city (from where he started a little company called Standard Oil).
  2. Former Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis was confirmed on June 1, 1916. In what city was he born?
  3. For years, Marlin Perkins was the face of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, the popular TV show where he and sidekick Jim Fowler tracked animals down in their habitat. He was also the director of the zoo in this city from 1962-1984.

And here are the answers:

  1. Cleveland, OH—Rockefeller began as an assistant bookkeeper at age 16 but then took an interest in oil refining, as one does. In 1901, his wealth was estimated at 900 million dollars, making him the richest man in the world. He dedicated the remainder of his life to philanthropic efforts.
  2. Louisville, KY—Brandeis went on to Harvard Law School at the age of 18. In 1916, he was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson for the Supreme Court, a move that was bitterly contested by conservative Republicans. His nomination was confirmed on June 1, 1916.
  3. St. Louis, MO—Although his zoo career took him to New York and Chicago, Perkins returned to his home town to become director of the Saint Louis Zoo. Between the zoo gigs and the TV show, Perkins was also the zoologist for Sir Edmund Hillary’s Mount Everest climb in 1960.

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