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  2. Thomas Mellon - Wikipedia

    Thomas Mellon (February 3, 1813 – February 3, 1908) was an American banker, businessman, judge, and lawyer who was best known as the founder of Mellon Bank and patriarch of the Mellon family of Pittsburgh .

  3. Mellon family - Wikipedia

    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.

  4. Thomas Mellon: Alumnus Who Founded a Dynasty | 225 Years ...

    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.

  5. Mellon family - Forbes

    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...

  6. 175 Years Later, The Mellons Have Never Been Richer. How'd ...

    Thomas Mellon Evans amassed a $290 million fortune and died in 1997 with a menacing epithet: "the Jaws of Business." He started in the Gulf Oil stats department in 1931 and became one of the...

  7. Thomas Mellon | American businessman | Britannica

    Following the discovery, Thomas Mellon built the Gulf refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. The firm continued to develop oil fields in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, as well as in Mexico and Venezuela; by 1923 the Port Arthur refinery was the largest in the world.

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