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Junius Spencer Morgan

Born: 14-Apr-1813
Birthplace: Holyoke, MA
Died: 8-Apr-1890
Location of death: Hartford, CT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: J. S. Morgan and Company

As the only son of insurance magnate Joseph Morgan, Junius Spencer Morgan inherited about $3M. He joined a family-controlled banking business at the age of 21, but left after less than two years to become junior partner in a dry goods business, and eventually became one of America's leading suppliers of such merchandise. In 1854 he became a partner in George Peabody's banking enterprise in London, which became Peabody & Morgan. When Peabody retired ten years later Morgan assumed control of the business, renaming it J. S. Morgan and Company and building it into one of the world's foremost financial concerns. He married the daughter of poet John Pierpont, and left more than $10M to his son, the railroad baron J. Pierpont Morgan.

Father: Joseph Morgan (insurance magnate, b. 1780, d. 1847)
Mother: Sarah Spencer Morgan (b. 6-May-1787, m. 20-Sep-1807, d. 6-Aug-1859)
Sister: Mary Morgan Smith (b. 1808)
Sister: Lucy Morgan Goodwin (b. 1811)
Wife: Juliet Pierpont Morgan (dau. of poet John Pierpont, b. 1816, m. 1836, d. 1884)
Son: J. Pierpont Morgan (railroad baron, b. 1837, d. 1913)

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