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A Patrician of Ideas: A Biography of A. W. Schmidt




Clarke M. Thomas

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2006

Meticulously researched and fascinating to read, A Patrician of Ideas chronicles the remarkable life of McKeesport native Adolph W. Schmidt (1904-2000). A notable American who lived during a time of great American world influence, Schmidt was a U.S. Ambassador to Canada and a vital part of Pittsburgh’s urban renewal history through his management of the A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust.

Published with support from the Laurel Foundation, with a foreword by Landmarks president Arthur Ziegler.

  • 192 pages, soft cover; 5½” x 8½”
  • 41 b/w photos and 6 color
  • ISBN 0-916670-24-4
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