J. P. Morgan

John Pierpont Morgan was an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance on Wall Street throughout the Gilded Age. As the head of the banking firm that ultimately... Wikipedia

  • Born:  John Pierpont Morgan, April 17, 1837, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Died:  March 31, 1913, Rome, Kingdom of Italy
  • Resting place:  Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Alma mater:  University of Göttingen
  • Occupation:  Financier, Banker, Accountant, Art collector
  • Known for:  Founding J.P. Morgan & Co. Organizing the Morgan "money trust" which owned controlling interests in U.S. Steel, General Electric, International Mercantile Marine, International Harvester, Pullman Palace Car Company, Western Union, Aetna and 21 railroads
  • Board member of:  Northern Pacific Railroad, New Haven Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, Pullman Palace Car Company, Western Union, New York Central Railroad, Albany & Susquehanna Railroad, Aetna, General Electric and U.S. Steel
  • Children:  5, including J. P. Morgan Jr, Anne Morgan
  • Parent(s):  Junius Spencer Morgan, Juliet Pierpont
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo