Andrew W. Mellon

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Andrew William Mellon
49th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
March 4 1921 – February 12 1932
Preceded by David F. Houston
Succeeded by Ogden L. Mills
Personal details
Born March 24, 1855(1855-03-24)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died August 27, 1937(1937-08-27) (aged 82)
Southampton, New York, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Nora McMullen Mellon
Profession Banker, politician

Andrew William Mellon (March 24 1855August 27 1937) was an American banker who also owned many industrial businesses. He was the Secretary of the Treasury from March 4 1921 until February 12 1932.

Personal life[change | change source]

Mellon was a lover of art, and had a large collection which he gave to the National Gallery of Art. Mellon was also a philanthropist - someone who gives to charity in order to make the world a better place.