Andrew W. Mellon

American diplomat, banker, businessman, industrialist, philanthropist, and art collector (1855-1937)

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.

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

Personal life change

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.