Andrew William Mellon
|49th United States Secretary of the Treasury|
March 4, 1921 – February 12, 1932
|Preceded by||David F. Houston|
|Succeeded by||Ogden L. Mills|
|Born||March 24, 1855|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||August 27, 1937 (aged 82)|
Southampton, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Nora McMullen Mellon|
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.