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Description

Description: American banker, businessman, and politician Andrew Mellon (1855-1937) signed this 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ 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” between the printed words: “Autograph of […] Secretary of the Treasury”. Item #A01214

Condition: Mounting remnants on verso, light soil at top right corner, otherwise very good condition with a neat, bold signature.