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Description

Description: American banker, businessman, and politician Andrew Mellon (1855-1937) signed this small card as Secretary of the Treasury.

Andrew Mellon served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1921 to 1932 under three presidents: Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. He presided over the booming 1920’s and the Wall Street Crash of 1929. After his service as Secretary of the Treasury, Mellon went on to become the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1932-1933) under Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Mellon is remembered as a conservative Republican who aimed to lower taxes and opposed direct government intervention in the economy. He also helped to establish the National Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Mellon signed: “A W Mellon” above the printed words, “Secretary of the Treasury”.

Sight size of autographed card: 1″ x 2 5/8″. Archivally matted with a half-tone portrait of Mellon to: 12″ x 9″. Item #A01236

Condition: A few small spots on card, not affecting signature, top right corner of mat bumped, overall very good condition.