Billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, publisher active in conservative causes, dies at 82

  • by: JOE MANDAK , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 4, 2014 - 9:41 PM

PITTSBURGH — Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune and a newspaper publisher who funded libertarian and conservative causes and various projects to discredit President Bill Clinton, has died. He was 82.

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