Paul Mellon (June 11, 1907 – February 1, 1999) 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 .
Paul Mellon, (born June 11, 1907, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died February 2, 1999, Upperville, Virginia, U.S.), American philanthropist who was heir to an enormous fortune amassed by his father, financier and industrialist Andrew W. Mellon, but chose not to centre his career in the business world.
Paul Mellon (1907–1999) was one of the greatest art collectors and philanthropists of the twentieth century. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the only son of the financier, industrialist, and Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon, and his English wife, Nora McMullen.
In 1816, Archibald Mellon emigrated from Northern Ireland to the United States and set up residence in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Two years later, Archibald was joined by his son, Andrew, and his family. The family's wealth originated with Mellon Bank, founded in 1869 by Archibald's grandson. Thomas Mellon.
Mellon makes grants in four core program areas: Arts and Culture; Higher Learning; Humanities in Place; and Public Knowledge. Foundation Officers. Elizabeth Alexander, President; Sheree Carter-Galvan, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary; Scott Taylor, Chief Investment Officer; Carter Stewart, Executive Vice President for Programs
Paul Mellon was the son of Andrew Mellon, one of the longest-serving U.S. Treasury Secretaries. Here are Andrew’s monogrammed place settings in the Dining Room. Embroidered linens were designed by Hubert de Givenchy.
Paul Mellon gave and bequeathed to the National Gallery of Art more than one thousand paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, an extraordinary record of generosity. 21 of 25 Over time Paul Mellon gave the National Gallery of Art forty-eight wax sculptures by Edgar Degas, making the Gallery's collection of Degas waxes the largest in any ...
Born on June 11, 1907, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Paul Mellon was the only son of Nora McMullen, an aristocratic English mother, and Andrew W. Mellon. A stone-faced financier, Andrew Mellon’s golden touch gave him a grip on much of American industry, including power, mining, civil engineering, and insurance.
Paul Mellon had a deep and abiding interest in education, the humanities, and the arts. Following the co-founding of the Mellon Foundation, with his sister, Ailsa Mellon Bruce, Mr. Mellon's service as a trustee helped shape the character and significance of Mellon as it exists today.
Paul Mellon, Founder Located in a building designed by architect Louis I. Kahn, the Yale Center for British Art’s collections were the gift of Paul Mellon (1907–1999), a graduate of Yale College (Class of 1929).