Andrew W. Mellon

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Andrew William Mellon
49th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
March 4, 1921 – February 12, 1932
Preceded byDavid F. Houston
Succeeded byOgden L. Mills
Personal details
Born(1855-03-24)March 24, 1855
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedAugust 27, 1937(1937-08-27) (aged 82)
Southampton, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Nora McMullen Mellon
ProfessionBanker, politician

Andrew William Mellon (March 24, 1855 – August 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.