Mellon Bank Corp., Pittsburgh, has elected Dwight L. Allison Jr. to its board of directors.

Mr. Allison, a private investor and former chairman of Boston Co., is also a director of that money management unit, which Mellon acquired in 1993. Mr. Allison began his semi-retirement in 1983, after two years as chairman of Boston Co. He was vice chairman from 1983 to 1986. He had been president and chief executive from 1977 to 1981.

Before joining Boston Co., Mr. Allison was a general partner at Sprague & Co. from 1971 to 1980

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