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Judge A Life of Thomas Mellon, Founder of a Fortune

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ISBN-10: 0300167148

ISBN-13: 9780300167146

Edition: 2011

Authors: James Mellon

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Lawyer, judge, banker, classics professor, and councilman, Thomas Mellon greatly influenced the fortunes of his hometown, Pittsburgh, throughout the nineteenth century. In the process, he became one of the city's most important business leaders, and he laid the foundation for a family that would contribute considerably to the city's growth and welfare for much of the next hundred years, becoming one of the world's most recognizable names in industry, innovation, and philanthropy. Through his in-depth examination of the extensive Mellon family archives, inThe JudgeJames Mellona direct descendent of Thomas Mellonhas fashioned an incisive portrait of the elder Mellon that presents the man in…    
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Book details

List price: $84.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/24/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 0.64" wide x 0.95" long x 0.16" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Beginnings in Ulster, the Crossing, and the Fourth R
From Plowboy to Professor
Choosing the Law, Shopping for a Wife, the Great Fire of 1845
The Taub, Winebiddle, and Negley Fortunes, or What Thomas Mellon Married
Home Life on Negley Lane, Raising the Mellon Boys
Years of the Law, First Encounter with James B. Corey, the Lee Case, Clash with Colonel Black, Entering the Coal Business Judge Thomas Mellon
The Storm over James's Enlistment
Closet Philosopher Mellon, His Infatuation with Herbert Spencer, Views on Religion and Education
On Capital Punishment and the Jury System; Four Hangings; Judges McClure, Sterrett, and Stowe
Banker and Businessman, His Larimer and Caldwell In-laws, the Founding of Mellon Brothers and of T Mellon & Sons, Loans to Henry Clay Frick
The Panic of 1873, His Finest Hour
The ABCD Lawsuits
Early Life of Andrew W. Mellon, His Friendship with Henry Clay Frick
The Mellons Build a Railroad, Leadership of the Family Passes to Andrew
The Judge's Clashes with Organized Labor: the �Great Uprising� of 1877, Prosecution of David Jones, Slander Suit against the National Labor Tribune
A Passage to Ireland, �Sinking� the Island
The Reluctant Politician
Andrew the Financier, His Father's Influence
The Judge Writes His Memoirs, How to Defeat Poverty
The Short Life and Long Death of George Mellon, Odyssey of the Glen Eyre, Richard Is Given Half of T. Mellon & Sons
The Judge's Relations with Frick and Carnegie
False Spring at Kansas City, Divestiture of the Fortune
The Inclines Abandoned, The �Boodlers� Routed, Judge Mellon Sued for Slander
Selwyn and George �Return�
The Long Twilight
In the Judge's Shadow: An Epilogue
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