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John Thompson

banker , publisher

John Thompson, American banker, publisher.

Background

Thompson, John was born on November 2, 1802 in Portridgefield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Amherst and Sarah (Clarke) Thompson.

Education

Attended Harley Academy, Massachusetts.

Career

Opened brokerage office on Wall Street, New York City, 1833. Began periodical public Thompson’s Bank Note and Commercial Reporter which gave facts on notes of Southern and Western banks, 1842. Received charter for 1st National Bank, New York City, 1863, president, 1863-1877.

Founder (with sons) Chase National Bank, 1877, president, 1884.

Connections

Married Electra Ferris, 1829, at least 3 children.

father:
Amherst Thompson

mother:
Sarah (Clarke) Thompson

spouse:
Electra Ferris