Paul Mellon biography

Paul Mellon

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1907 – 1999

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Who was Paul Mellon?

Paul Mellon was an American philanthropist and an owner/breeder of thoroughbred racehorses. He is one of only five people ever designated an "Exemplar of Racing" by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. He was co-heir to one of America's greatest business fortunes, the Mellon Bank fortune, created by his grandfather Thomas Mellon, his father Andrew W. Mellon, and his father's brother Richard B. Mellon. In 1957, when Fortune prepared its first list of the wealthiest Americans, it estimated that Paul Mellon, his sister Ailsa Mellon-Bruce, and his cousins Sarah Mellon and Richard King Mellon, were all among the richest eight people in the United States, with fortunes of between 400 and 700 million dollars each.

Paul Mellon's autobiography, Reflections in a Silver Spoon, was published in 1992. He died at his home, Oak Spring, in Upperville, Virginia, on February 1, 1999. He was survived by his wife, Rachel, his children, Catherine Conover and Timothy Mellon, and two stepchildren, Stacy Lloyd III and Eliza, Viscountess Moore.

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Born
Jun 11, 1907
Pittsburgh
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Cambridge
  • Yale University
    ( - 1929)
  • Clare Hall, Cambridge
    History
  • Clare College, Cambridge
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
Lived in
  • Pittsburgh
Died
Feb 1, 1999
Upperville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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