Andrew William Mellon by Sir Oswald Hornby Joseph Birley, 1923.
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A gray haired man, with thick mustache and eyebrows, wearing a three piece dark suit, white shirt, and tie sits in a chair at a desk. His right hand leans against his chin and his left lies on his leg.

Credit: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Paul Mellon

One of the nation's richest men, Andrew Mellon of Pittsburgh served as U. S. Secretary of Treasury from 1921 to 1932, during which time many considered him the country's most powerful man.

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