John Pierpont Morgan
(1837-1913)

Died aged c. 76

John Pierpont "J.P." Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation. In 1892, Morgan arranged the merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company to form General Electric. He was instrumental in the creation of the United States Steel Corporation, International Harvester and AT&T. At the height of Morgan's career during the early 1900s, 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. Morgan has been described 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. His fortune was estimated at "only" US$80 million, prompting John D. Rockefeller to say: and to think, he wasn't even a rich man.

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Junius S. Morgan 1813-1890 and John Pierpont Morgan 1837-1913 International Bankers lived here 1858-1913

14 Prince's Gate, Westminster, London, United Kingdom where they lived

The Metropolitan Club Designed in Italian Renaissance style by McKim, Mead & White, this building on a site formerly owned by the Duchess of Marlborough, was completed as a home for the Metropolitan Club in 1894. The Club, whose first president was J. Pierpont Morgan, was organized in 1891.

East 60th Street, New York, NY, United States where they was