Individual Page

Marriage: Children:
  1. Louise Pierpont Morgan: Birth: 10 MAR 1866.

  2. John Pierpont Morgan: Birth: 7 SEP 1867 in Irvington, Greenburgh, Westchester, New York, USA. Death: 1943

  3. Juliet Pierpont Morgan: Birth: 19 JUL 1870.

  4. Anne Tracy Morgan: Birth: 25 JUL 1878.

1. Title:   NEHGR 136:307-36 (1982), "250 KInsmen of Princess Diana"
Page:   136:307 Apr 1982 - Pierpont Morgan
Author:   Gary Boyd Roberts
2. Title:   Encarta Encyclopedia

a. Note:   From Encarta: Morgan, John Pierpont (1837-1913), American financier, art collector, and philanthropist. Morgan was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He learned banking in the brokerage house of Duncan, Sherman & Company, New York City. In 1860 he became U.S. agent for his father's banking firm in London, and in 1871 he entered the firm of Drexel, Morgan & Company, which he reorganized in 1895 as J. P. Morgan & Company, with branches in Paris and London. Because of his dominant position in the fields of both domestic and international finance, Morgan's control of private enterprise and government financing was unequaled by any American of his time. For many years his company was engaged in railroad negotiations with Edward Henry Harriman and James Jerome Hill. By 1900 Morgan controlled one of the six major railroad lines in the U.S. In 1895 he organized a syndicate to float the bond issue negotiated by President Grover Cleveland for increase of the U.S. gold reserve, thereby helping to stabilize the American economy, which had been shaken by the so-called panic of 1893. In 1901 Morgan organized the U.S. Steel Corporation, which was then the largest corporation in the world. He also gained control of numerous other American businesses, including the Equitable Life Assurance Society. In 1912, during a period of economic discontent, Morgan, a symbol of financial power was investigated by a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He testified on his own behalf, denying the existence of a so-called money trust or of any far-reaching financial control. Morgan was also famous as an art collector and philanthropist. During his life he contributed to art museums, cathedrals, churches, and hospitals. After his death the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City received a large part of Morgan's collection, which is housed in the Pierpont Morgan wing. In 1924 the Pierpont Morgan Library, originally Morgan's private library, was made into a public institution. "Morgan, John Pierpont," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. ___________ Source: Encyclopedia Americana p.453 John Pierpont Morgan American Financier; b. Hartford, CT Aril 17, 1837; died in Rome, Italy, March 31, 1913. His father was Junius Spencer Morgan, a Hartford merchant at the time of Morgan's birth; but success brought him to London as a partner in the private banking house of Yankee dry goods merchant, George Peabody. As a consequence, Pip Morgan as J P was known in his youth was taken from Boston's excellent English H.S. and enrolled in a private school in Switzerland and thence to the University of Gottingen in German.....etc etc. is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.