John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) was born in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1860, he became U.S. agent for his father's banking firm in London, and later went on to gain fame as an extraordinary financier and philanthropist.

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1896: The 'Morgan Bonds'
The story of the deal struck between J.P. Morgan and President Grover Cleveland to save the United States Gold Reserves.
John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan
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John Pierpont Morgan
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John Pierpont Morgan
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John Pierpont Morgan and the American Corporation
Excerpt from "Biography of America".
Morgan, John Pierpont [1837-1913] - American Banker and Financier
Detailed biographical information, including companies of which he became the director and charitable gifts bestowed.
The New York Review of Books: Giant
Preview of an article by Robert Skidelsky from The New York Review of Books, May 6, 1999.
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