Junius Spencer Morgan III

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Junius Spencer Morgan III
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Born(1892-03-15)March 15, 1892
DiedOctober 19, 1960(1960-10-19) (aged 68)
Alma materHarvard University
Louise Converse
(m. 1915; his death 1960)
Parent(s)J. P. Morgan Jr.
Jane Norton Grew
RelativesHenry Sturgis Morgan (brother)
J. P. Morgan (grandfather)

Junius Spencer Morgan III (March 15, 1892 – October 19, 1960), was an American banker and a director of the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company.[1]

Early life[edit]

Junius Spencer Morgan III was born on March 15, 1892, to Jane Norton Grew and Jack Morgan (1867–1943), who was a banker and the son of J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), the renowned financier. Through his mother, he was a first cousin to Henry Grew Crosby (1898–1929).

He received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1914.[1]


In 1914, after graduating from Harvard, he joined J.P. Morgan & Co., working there until 1917.[1]

On September 15, 1917, he was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy Reserve Force and was later promoted to lieutenant during the First World War. He resigned from the Navy on December 13, 1918. His naval service enabled him to become a member of the New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States.[2]

On December 1, 1941, Morgan was placed on active duty, serving during World War II as he had remained in the Naval Reserve between the wars.[3] On August 15, 1942, he was promoted to the rank of commander.[4] He served with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and rose to the rank of captain by the end of the war. His brother, Commander Henry S. Morgan, also served with the OSS during the war.

Personal life[edit]

On June 15, 1915,[5] he married Louise Converse (b. 1894) in Boston, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Frederick Converse, a noted composer.[6] Together, they had three children:

  • John P. Morgan II (c. 1918–2004),[7][8] who married Claire Ober (1922–2008)[9][10]
  • Louise Morgan, who married Charles R. Hook Jr. (d. 1961).[11][12] Her stepson, Charles R. Hook III, committed suicide in 1975.[13]
  • Ann Morgan, who married Henry Simoneau,[14] in 1957.[15]

Junius Morgan died on October 19, 1960.[1] His wife survived him and later died on December 18, 1974. They are both buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford, Connecticut), along with his father and grandfather.[16]

Activities and interests[edit]

He served as commodore of the New York Yacht Club from 1933 to 1935. Both his father and grandfather had previously served as commodore of the club.

His family's main residence was the 'Salutation' estate, which is located on Long Island in Glen Cove, New York.[17] This home was built around 1929 for Junius Morgan and his wife.[18] The property is no longer owned by the Morgan family, but it is still in private hands and used as a residence.[19]

This location was used to portray the Larrabee family's mansion in the movie Sabrina.[17] The movie made extensive use of this mansion's interiors during the filming.[17][20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Junius Spencer Morgan Is Dead; Banker Was Son of Financier". New York Times. October 20, 1960. Retrieved 2010-08-14. Junius Spencer Morgan, a director of the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company and a member of the famous Morgan banking family, died here tonight in a hospital of ...
  2. ^ New York Commandery. Naval Order of the United States. 1921.
  3. ^ New York Times. December 2, 1941.
  4. ^ Naval Reserve Register. 1944.
  5. ^ "Junius S. Morgan Weds Miss Converse – New York Financier's Son Marries Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Converse – Harvard Men The Ushers – Ceremony in St. Paul's Church, Dedham, Followed by a Reception at Crossways, Bride's Home". The New York Times. 16 June 1915. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  6. ^ "J.S. Morgan Weds Today. Son of J. P. Morgan and Miss Louise Converse to be Married". New York Times. June 15, 1915. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  7. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths – Morgan, John P. II". The New York Times. 15 December 2004. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths – Morgan John Pierpont, II". The New York Times. 23 December 2004. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths – Morgan, Claire O." The New York Times. 19 October 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Lt. J.P. Morgan 3D Weds Claire Ober – Naval Officer, a Member of the Banking Family, Marries Baltimore Girl in Boston – Lindsey Chapel Nuptials – Comdr. Junius S. Morgan Son's Best Man – Mrs. Raymond S. Clark Attends Bride". The New York Times. 27 August 1944. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Charles Hook Jr., Ad Official, Dies – Kudner Firm Head Had Been Deputy Postmaster General". The New York Times. 20 December 1961. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Obituary 1 – No Title". The New York Times. 20 December 1961. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  13. ^ Teltsch, Kathleen (8 May 1975). "Antiwar Activist a Suicide in U. N. Garden". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Morgan Funeral Tomorrow". The New York Times. October 21, 1960. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Miss Morgan Wed in New England – Financier's Descendant Is Bride of Henry Simoneau in Stowe, Vt., Church". The New York Times. 1 September 1957. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  16. ^ Burial info
  17. ^ a b c Glen Cove estate
  18. ^ Film location
  19. ^ Big Old Houses
  20. ^ IMDB.com