Andrew W. Mellon Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1955


Andrew W. Mellon Stamp

Andrew W. Mellon StampCommemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Andrew W. Mellon, this stamp was issued in Washington, D.C. on December 20, 1955.

Andrew Mellon was one of the world’s most wealthy men during his life time and also served as the United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1921 to 1932.  During his terms as Secretary of the Treasury he was extremely popular as the economic boom of the 1920s took place.  He also lowered tax rates during his terms.  When the financial system collapsed in 1929, his policies were no longer popular.  He resigned as Treasury Secretary in 1932 and took the post of Ambassador to the United Kingdom.  He held this post for a year before retiring from public office.

Mellon was also an active philanthropist and was founded the Andrew W. Mellon foundation and was instrumental in establishing the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. by donating 15 million dollars towards its development.  Mellon died in 1937, but his foundation is still active and supports a variety of charitable causes such as the performing arts, museums and education.

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US Postage Stamps
1955


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts:
150th Anniversary
Land Grant Colleges: 100th Anniversary
Rotary Club International: 50th Anniversary
Armed Forces Reserve
Old Man of the Mountain: 150th Anniversary
Soo Locks:
100th Anniversary
Atoms for Peace
Fort Ticonderoga:
200th Anniversary
Andrew W. Mellon:
100th Anniversary