JP Morgan

Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1837, his full name was John Pierpont Morgan. Morgan was went to University of Göttingen and started in banking in New York City in 1857. In 1860 JP Morgan was agent and attorney in New York for George Peabody & Co. of London, and afterwards for its successor, J. S. Morgan & Co., of which he became head. From 1864-1871 her was a member of the firm of Dabney, Morgan & Co.; and in 1871 he entered the firm of Drexel, Morgan & Co.. Morgan became senior partner in 1893. In 1895 the firm became J. P. Morgan & Co. Closely associated with Drexel & Co. of Philadelphia, Morgan, Harjes & Co. of Paris, and, Morgan, Grenfell & Co. of London, it became one of the most powerful banking houses in the world. JP Morgan died in 1913.

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“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.”

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