Andrew W. Mellon  

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Andrew William Mellon (March 24, 1855 – August 27, 1937) was an American banker, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector and Secretary of the Treasury from March 4 1921 until February 12 1932. In 1937, he donated his substantial art collection, plus $10 million for construction, to establish the National Gallery of Art on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Gallery was authorized in 1937 by Congress.



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