Temple Bowdoin

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Temple Bowdoin (July 14, 1863 – December 2, 1914) was an associate of J.P. Morgan & Company who was elected a member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1909. He was born at Wolfert's Dell, Irvington, New York and graduated from Columbia University in 1885. His father, George Sullivan Bowdoin, was a partner in Drexel, Morgan & Co., who died in January 1913. He was a descendant of the Dudley-Winthrop family, Alexander Hamilton, and the Schuyler family. His mother was a descendant of Moses Grinnell, formerly the Collector of the Port of New York.


After college Bowdoin spent several years traveling and entered the banking business. He was in charge of the accounting business of J.P. Morgan & Company. Bowdoin was connected to Morgan for twenty-five years and a partner for fifteen years. He was a director of the Niagara Development Company, Niagara Falls Power Company, and the Niagara Junction Railway Company.

Social activities[edit]

He belonged to the Metropolitan Club, University Club of New York, New York Yacht Club, Union Club of the City of New York, St. Anthony Club, Tennis Ardsley Club, Baltusrol Golf Club, and the Automobile Club of America.

Marriage and death[edit]

He was married to Helen Parrish Kingsford of London, England on April 4, 1894. She died on August 9, 1912. Bowdoin died at his home at 104 East 37th Street[1] on December 2, 1914, following an operation for an intestinal disorder.[2] J.P. Morgan & Company closed for a time on the day of his death, out of respect. He was survived by a son, George Temple Bowdoin, a student at Groton School.[1]


  1. ^ a b Temple Bowdoin Dead, Partner In J. P. Morgan &, Co. and Stock Exchange Member, New York Times, December 3, 1914, pg. 13.
  2. ^ Temple Bowdoin Dead, Wall Street Journal, December 3, 1914, pg. 5.