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Old 18-12-2014, 07:36 PM   #204
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Thomas Cochran (1894), partner in J.P. Morgan & Company..Born in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 20, 1871, Cochran was the son of a lawyer and real-estate broker in New York and St. Paul.. He was educated at Phillips Andover and at Yale, where he was an editor of campus humor magazine The Yale Record and a member of the Skull and Bones society..Cochran was the vice-president of the Astor Trust Company from 1906 to 1914, and president of the Liberty National Bank of New York from 1914 to 1916.. He became a partner in J.P. Morgan & Company in 1917...

In 1931, Cochran funded the creation of the Addison Gallery of American Art at his former school, Phillips Andover..Morgan was a member of the Union Club in New York City.. When his friend, Erie Railroad president John King, was black-balled, Morgan resigned and organized the Metropolitan Club of New York.. He donated the land on 5th Avenue and 60th Street at a cost of $125,000, and commanded Stanford White to " me a club fit for gentlemen, forget the expense..."He invited Ebenezer Bones in as a charter member and served as club president from 1891 to 1900..Morgan often had a tremendous physical effect on people; one man said that a visit from Morgan left him feeling "as if a gale had blown through the house.." Morgan was physically large with massive shoulders, piercing eyes, and a purple nose (because of a chronic skin disease, rosacea).. He was known to dislike publicity and hated being photographed; as a result of his self-consciousness of his rosacea, all of his professional portraits were retouched... this festive time of year, Mr. Scrooge, it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute..I help to support the establishments I have named; those who are badly off must go there..Many can't go there..And some would rather die..

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