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Paul Mellon

Paul Mellon was American art gallery executive. Served from private to 1st lieutenant Cavalry Army of the United States, 1941-1943; 1st lieutenant to major overseas service with Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1945. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Scroll and Key Society, American Philosophical Society (Benjamin Franklin award 1989); honorary member American Institute of Architects.

Background

  • Mellon, Paul was born on June 11, 1907 in Pittsburgh. Son of Andrew W. and Nora (McMullen) Mellon.

  • Education

    • AB, Yale University, 1929. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Yale University, 1967. AB, Cambridge University, England, 1931.

      Master of Arts, Cambridge University, England, 1938. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Cambridge University, England, 1983. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Oxford University, 1961.

      Honorary Doctor of Laws, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1967. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (honorary), Royal Veterinary College, University London, 1991.

    Career

    • President 1963-1979, Chairman 85, Honorary Trustee since 1985. Trustee The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (successor to merged Old Dominion Foundation and Avalon Foundation), New York 1969-1985, Honorary Trustee since 1985. Trustee, A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh.

      Honorary K.B.E. 1974, Honorary L.H.D. (Yale) 1967, Honorary Doctor of Letters (Oxford) 1961, Honorary Doctor of Laws (Carnegie Institute of Technology) 1967, (Cambridge) 1983. Benjamin Franklin.

    Membership

    Served from private to 1st lieutenant Cavalry Army of the United States, 1941-1943. 1st lieutenant to major overseas service with Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1945. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Member Scroll and Key Society, American Philosophical Society (Benjamin Franklin award 1989). Honorary member American Institute of Architects. Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington).

    Racquet and Tennis (New York City), Grolier (New York City), Links (New York City), Knickerbocker (New York City), Jockey (New York City), National Steeplechase and Hunt Association (New York City). Society of the Dilettanti (London), Roxburghe (London), Buck's (London), English Jockey (honorary).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Conover, February 2, 1935 (deceased October 1946). Children: Catherine Conover, Timothy. Married Rachel Lambert Lloyd, May 1, 1948.
    • father: Andrew W. Mellon
    • mother: Nora (McMullen) Mellon
    • spouses: Mary Conover
    • Rachel Lambert Lloyd
    • children: Catherine Conover Mellon
    • Timothy Mellon
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    Born June 11, 1907
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    • 1929
      Yale University
    • 1967
      Yale University
    • 1931
      Cambridge University
    • 1938
      Cambridge University
    • 1983
      Cambridge University
    • 1961
      Oxford University
    • 1967
      Carnegie Institute of Technology
    • 1991
      Royal Veterinary College
    • 1979 - 1985
      President, National Gallery Art
      Washington, United States
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