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Paul Mellon

executive

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