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Today is Wednesday, March 24, the 84th day of 2004 with 282 to follow.

The Bear's Lair: How would Coolidge vote?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The George W. Bush administration's 2004 Budget announced Monday aroused the ire of many conservatives and led me to wonder: if that archetypal small government Republican Calvin Coolidge were brought back to us in 2004, which way would he vote?

The Bear's Lair: It's still 1999 out there

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A new book "Bull!" by former Barron's journalist Maggie Mahar (Harper Business, $27.95), gives the best account I've seen of the great bull market of 1982-1999, including all the things that went wrong.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2003 with 282 to follow.
By United Press International

The Bear's Lair: Three years from the peak

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Next Monday, March 10, is three years from the peak in the U.S. stock market, March 10, 2000, when the Nasdaq composite index closed at 5,048.62. In bear market terms, this is a very long time. Three years from the September 1929 peak, the stock market
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Sept. 11: Flt 93 site saw tragedy before

The 10-square mile area in southwestern Pennsylvania where United Flight 93 crashed Sept. 11 is no stranger to tragedy. Part of UPI's Special Report on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Bear's Lair: Retribution -- who and how?

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The Arthur Andersen verdict is the first major act of retribution for the excesses of the '90s; one of the "Big 5" accounting firms appears to have been forced out of business. It of course raises the question: If the guillotine is to be applied to the pe
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2002 with 282 to follow. This is Palm Sunday. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
By United Press International

Mellon Millions To Aid Reeling Arts Groups

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has come to the aid of New York area cultural institutions, a $13 billion industry reeling in the wake of the Sept. l1 terrorist

Coach Marty rescues football's losers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Redskins are now "Five and Five." This is not quite on a par with saying Jack Dempsey has knocked out the Wild Bull of the Pampas, the New York Yankees have
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Faceoff: A boost or a bust?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- What is the best way for Congress to jump-start the faltering economy? UPI National Political Analyst Jim Chapin and Business Editor Martin Hutchinson face off
JAMES CHAPIN and MARTIN HUTCHINSON, United Press International
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Andrew Mellon
WAP99041904 - 19 APRIL 1999 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Workers erect scaffolding outside the Andrew Mellon Auditorium, April 19, along Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. The building will host NATO heads of state for opening ceremonies and other events beginning April 23, for the NATO 50th anniversary celebration. The original treaty was signed in the Mellon Auditorium. iw/Ian Wagreich UPI

Andrew William Mellon (March 24, 1855 – August 26, 1937) was an American banker, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector and Secretary of the Treasury from March 4, 1921 until February 12, 1932.

Mellon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., on March 24, 1855. His father was Thomas Mellon, a banker and judge who was a Scots-Irish immigrant from County Tyrone, Ireland; his mother was Sarah Jane Negley Mellon. He was also brother of Richard B. Mellon. He was educated at the Western University of Pennsylvania (now the University of Pittsburgh), graduating in 1873.

Mellon demonstrated financial ability early in life. In 1872 he was set up in a lumber and coal business by his father and soon turned it into a profitable enterprise. He joined his father's banking firm, T. Mellon & Sons, two years later and had ownership of the bank transferred to him in 1882. In 1889, Mellon helped organize the Union Trust Company and Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh. He also branched into industrial activities: oil, steel, shipbuilding, and construction.

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