J. P. Morgan
The financier’s other interests included a world-famous collection of photographs of Native American Indians and a fleet of yachts. It was he who coined the phrase ‘if you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it’. As a fatalistic aside, Morgan had tickets to sail on RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage in 1912 but decided instead to remain on the French Riviera at Aix-Les-Bains.
The list of companies he had an impact on is extensive. However he is best remembered as being the founder of J.P. Morgan & Co. and International Mercantile Marine, co-founding General Electric, International Harvester, U.S. Steel and organizing the Morgan “money trust” which dominated Aetna, General Electric, International Mercantile Marine Company, Pullman Palace Car Company, U.S. Steel, Western Union, and 21 railroads.
Final Resting Place:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut, 06114
Grave Location:Section 11, Lot 1
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery take a hard left and stay to the left. At the intersection of Sections 30, 12 and 13, take a hard right and drive to the intersection of Sections 13 and 11. You would be hard-pressed not to see the Morgan memorial from the road in Section 11 with multiple generations of Morgans surrounding the monument.
Grave Location GPS41.7217293,-72.7010803
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Read More About J. P. Morgan:
- Wikipedia Entry
- The final days of J.P. Morgan
- The Robber Baron Who Saved the U.S. Economy — Twice
- The Morgan Library and Museum
- J.P. Morgan and His Giant, Knobbly, Purple Nose
- J.P. Morgan: Everything You Want to Know About the Most Influential Banker in History
- J. P. Morgan’s former yacht CORSAIR sailed as a deluxe cruise ship
- Henry Poole & Company remembers J.P. Morgan
- Tesla and the J.P. Morgan Investment
- How a Dangerous, Exploitative Railroad Industry Created J.P. Morgan’s Fortune