J P Morgan Sr

John Pierpont Morgan

  • American

American financier, notable for rescuing the US Treasury twice; in 1895, he bought $65 million worth government bonds with his gold and bailed the Treasury out again during the panic of 1907. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Founder US Steel Corporation
Owner New York and Putnam Railroad
Founder Kennecott Copper Corporation
Associate George Peabody and Co 1857 1864
Founder Drexel, Morgan and Co 1871 1895
Member Jekyll Island Club 1886 1913
Owner Southern Railway Company 1894
Founder J P Morgan and Company 1895

Lineage

Works about J P Morgan Sr

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1837/04/17 Juliet Pierpont, wife of Junius Spencer Morgan, gives birth to a son, John Pierpont Morgan, in Hartford, Connecticut. Born J P Morgan's Birthday
1860/00/00 A house, barn, well, carriage house and stable are built in the Carpenter Gothic style on JP Morgan's Cragston estate. Home Cragston Dependencies Highlands
1869/00/00 American Museum of Natural History is established by Albert Smith Bickmore, one-time student of Harvard zoologist Louis Agassiz. Benefactor American Museum of Natural History New York City
1871/00/00 J Pierpont Morgan partners with Philadelphia banker Anthony Drexel to form Drexel, Morgan and Co, a private merchant banking house in New York City. Work
1880/00/00 J P Morgan finances the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad underwriting the sale of $40 million in bonds, at the time "the largest transaction in railroad bonds ever made in the United States." Work Northern Pacific Railroad Completion Site, 1883 Goldcreek, MT
1887/00/00 J P Morgan creates the New York and Northern Railway from remains of New York, Westchester and Putnam Railway Work
1894/00/00 Society of the Lying-In Hospital buys the Hamilton Fish Mansion. Benefactor Society for the Lying-In Hospital New York City
1895/01/01 Drexel, Morgan and Co is rechristened J P Morgan and Co with J Pierpont Morgan as the head of all four affiliated partnerships in New York, Philadelphia, London and Paris. Work J P Morgan and Co Building New York City
1895/02/20 J P Morgan leads a $65 million bond offering to bail out United States government Financier Panic of 1893
1896/00/00 William West Durant sells Uncas with 1,100 acres (450 ha) to J Pierpont Morgan. Vacation Home Camp Uncas Town of Long Lake
1899/00/00 Society of the Lying-In Hospital razes the Hamilton Fish Mansion and begins construction on a new hospital. Benefactor Society for the Lying-In Hospital New York City
1899/08/00 Stuyvesant and Marion Fish host a dinner and ball in the honor of Grand Duke Boris Vladimirovich of Russia at their Crossways Mansion. Guest Crossways Mansion Newport, RI Boris Vladimirovich's World Tour
1901/09/07 J P Morgan directs a memorial to President McKinley. Workmen cut bales of crepe and use sewing machines to make long black streamers to be draped on wooden frames which are to be erected on the front of the Drexel, Morgan and Co building (lost). Office J P Morgan and Co Building New York City Assassination of William McKinley
1902/00/00 Pierpont Morgan chooses architect Charles McKim to design a library for his collection of rare books. It was built between 1902 and 1906. Benefactor Morgan Library and Museum New York City
1902/00/00 JP Morgan orchestrates the merger of Deering Harvester Company with McCormick Reaper Company and others to form the International Harvester Company. James Deering becomes Vice President of the new firm. Financier
1907/00/00 J P Morgan bails out the United States Treasury. Financier Panic of 1907
1907/00/00 J Pierpont Morgan offers to build the Morgan Memorial. Benefactor Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford
1912/01/18 Lucretia Roberts Cromwell marries Edward T Stotesbury at his townhouse in Philadelphia. Guest Stotesbury Mansion Philadelphia, PA Marriage of Lucretia Cromwell and Edward Stotesbury
1913/03/23 J P Morgan has had a new building in mind for a number of years, and leases which expired were not renewed. - The Times Office J P Morgan and Co Building New York City
1913/03/31 John Pierpont Morgan dies in his sleep at the Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome, Italy. Died Grand Hotel Plaza, Rome Rome Death of John Pierpont Morgan
1913/04/01 Nearly 4,000 condolence letters over the death of J P Morgan are be received at the Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome by overnight post and flags on Wall Street fly at half-mast. In Memoriam Wall Street Death of John Pierpont Morgan
1913/04/14 J P Morgan's body lays in State in his Library. His remains are carried by horse drawn carriage to St George's Episcopal Church. In Memoriam Morgan Library and Museum New York City Death of John Pierpont Morgan
1913/04/14 The funeral for John Pierpont Morgan is held at St George's Episcopal Church in New York City. In Memoriam St George's Episcopal Church New York City Death of John Pierpont Morgan
1913/04/14 New York Stock Exchange closes for two hours in honor of the funeral of J P Morgan. In Memoriam New York Stock Exchange New York City Death of John Pierpont Morgan
1913/04/14 The remains of John Pierpont Morgan are interred in the Morgan mausoleum at Cedar Hill Cemetery in his birthplace of Hartford, Connecticut. In Memoriam Death of John Pierpont Morgan
Shop Amazon

Shop Amazon
Google Ad

Google Ad
?