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Paul Mellon

AKA Paul W. Mellon

Born: 11-Jun-1907
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 1-Feb-1999
Location of death: Upperville, VA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Upperville, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philanthropist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Yale Center for British Art benefactor

Military service: US Army (1941-45)

In 1966, Mellon donated $35M in artwork plus $12M to Yale University, forming the Yale Center for British Art. Founded the Bollingen Foundation, which awards the Bollingen Prize in Poetry.

Father: Andrew W. Mellon (b. 1855, d. 1937)
Mother: Nora McMullen (d. 1973)
Sister: Ailsa Mellon Bruce (b. 1901, d. 1969)
Wife: Mary Conover Brown (m. 1935, d. 1946 asthma, two children)
Daughter: Catherine Conover (m. John Warner)
Son: Timothy Mellon
Wife: Rachel Lambert Lloyd ("Bunny", b. circa 1911, m. 1948)
Daughter: Eliza

    High School: Choate Rosemary Hall
    University: BA, Yale University (1929)
    University: BA, Clare College, Cambridge University (1931)
    University: St. John's College Annapolis (1940 for one year)

    OSS Agent (1943-45)
    Scroll and Key
    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    Pilgrims Society
    US National Gallery of Art Trustee
    Bronze Star (four)
    Racing Hall of Fame Trustee
    Racing Hall of Fame Exemplar of Racing
    Knight of the British Empire (1974)
    National Medal of Arts (1985)
    National Humanities Medal (1997)
    Mellon Family

Author of books:
Reflections in a Silver Spoon: A Memoir (1992)


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