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  1. John Pierpont "J.P." Morgan1837 - 1913
  2. Sarah Spencer Morgan1839 -
  3. Mary Lyman Morgan1844 -
  4. Junius Spencer Morgan, Jr.1846 - 1858
  5. Juliet Pierpont Morgan1847 -
  1. John Pierpont Morgan, Jr.1867 - 1943
  2. Anne Morgan1873 - 1952
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Name John Pierpont "J.P." Morgan
Gender Male
Birth[1] 17 Apr 1837 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Marriage to Frances Louisa Tracy
Marriage to Amelia Sturges (add)
Death[1] 31 Mar 1913 Roma, Roma, Lazio, Italy
Reference Number? Q54168?


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John Pierpont Morgan Sr. (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation in the United States of America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In 1892, Morgan arranged the merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company to form General Electric. He also played important roles in the formation of the United States Steel Corporation, International Harvester and AT&T. At the height of Morgan's career during the early twentieth century, he and his partners had financial investments in many large corporations and had significant influence over the nation's high finance and United States Congress members. He directed the banking coalition that stopped the Panic of 1907. He was the leading financier of the Progressive Era, and his dedication to efficiency and modernization helped transform American business. Adrian Wooldridge characterized Morgan as America's "greatest banker".

Morgan died in Rome, Italy, in his sleep in 1913 at the age of 75, leaving his fortune and business to his son, John Pierpont Morgan Jr. Biographer Ron Chernow estimated his fortune at only $118 million (of which approximately $50 million was attributed to his vast art collection), a net worth which prompted John D. Rockefeller to say: "and to think, he wasn't even a rich man."

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J. P. Morgan, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   John Pierpont Morgan, in Morgan, Appleton. A history of the family of Morgan, from the year 1089 to present times. (New York: Published for subscribers only, 1902)
    p 77.

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