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Pittsburgh philanthropist Richard Mellon Scaife died July 4, the day after his 82nd birthday; gave millions to conservative causes over lifetime.

"US billionaire publisher and influential conservative Richard Mellon Scaife has died aged 82. His death comes less than two months after he had announced he had an untreatable form of cancer. The heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune, he helped finance the election campaigns of Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan." -- BBCNews.com

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