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