Irish immigrant Thomas Mellon landed in America in 1818 at age five and grew up in a log cabin near Poverty Point, Pennsylvania. Mellon became a judge and invested his income in real estate and...
Thomas Mellon (February 3, 1813 – February 3, 1908) was an American businessman, judge, and lawyer who was best known as the founder of Mellon Bank and patriarch of the Mellon family of Pittsburgh .
Thomas Mellon (1813–1908), judge and founder of the Mellon Bank; married Sarah Jane Negley of Pittsburgh. As a boy he decided to abandon his parents' farming lifestyle for law and banking in the city after reading Benjamin Franklin 's autobiography.
Most of America's Gilded Age fortunes have dissipated over time. Yet two centuries after Thomas Mellon arrived in America with his family, the Mellons are worth $12 billion.
Thomas Mellon: Alumnus Who Founded a Dynasty | Inspired by The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas A. Mellon decided in 1834 to enroll at the Western University of Pennsylvania rather than try to eke out a living on his family’s farm.
In Mellon Financial Corporation …was founded in 1869 by Thomas Mellon (1813–1908), a native of Ireland. One of his four sons, Andrew W. Mellon (1855–1937), joined the business in 1874 and proved so capable that the elder Mellon transferred the bank’s ownership to him in 1882.
Thomas Mellon was the son of farmers in Ireland who moved to the United States when Thomas was five years old. The family settled in western Pennsylvania in an area named Poverty Point. Later, his parents bought a 160-acre farm and expected Thomas to be its future farmer-manager.
Thomas Mellon was a distinguished and highly successful Pittsburgh entrepreneur, judge, and banker. Two of his sons, Andrew William and Richard Beatty, were to join Henry Ford and John D. Rockefeller as the four wealthiest men in the United States.
Let's get back to my interview with Thomas Mallon. His latest novel, "Up With The Sun," is based on the life of Dick Kallman, a little-remembered closeted gay actor in the 1950s and '60s. The New ...
Thomas Mallon, who's been praised for his historical novels, including "Henry And Clara," "Watergate" and "Fellow Travelers," has a new novel that centers on that relatively unremembered life....