(Marriage dissolved). John Morgan is one of five sons
of Henry Sturgis Morgan, a great-grandson of J.
Pierpont Morgan, the greatest American financier of the
Gilded Age, and Catherine Adams, a great-great-granddaughter
of John Adams, the second President of the United
States. JP Morgan personally saved the American banking system during
the Panic of 1907, and created the first billion-dollar corporation,
U.S. Steel. His greatest legacy to the world was his vast collection
of paintings, sculpture, objets and manuscripts, many of which are
in his own Morgan Library. |
I first met Sonya Morgan about twelve years ago when, as the
still single Sonya Tremont, she was the hostess at (the Italian
restaurant across from Bice) on Madison Avenue and 54th Street. Sonya was very
well known among the New York money men and power brokers for being good looking,
savvy and with a go-get-em charm. She was so good at her job (bringing in big
name businessmen clientele that I wrote a profile on her for Quest).
It was a story about a girl who came to the big town from Albany and made her
way into the international set who made the circuit from Europe to New York,
the Bahamas, Aspen and Malibu, and used her connections to make her way in business.