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Thomas William Lamont


Thomas William Lamont, American banker. member firm of J. P. Morgan & Company, bankers, 1911-1940.


Lamont, Thomas William was born on September 30, 1870 in Claverack, New York, United States. Son of Thomas and Caroline Deuel (Jayne) Lamont.


Graduate Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., 1888. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1892, Doctor of Laws, 1931. Doctor of Laws, Union College, 1921, Rochester U., 1929, Columbia University, 1932, New York University, 1934.


Reporter on New York Tribune, 1893-1894. Secretary, treasurer and vice-president Bankers Trust Company, 1903-1909. Vice president First National Bank, 1909-1911.

Member firm of J. P. Morgan & Company, bankers, 1911-1940. Director J. P. Morgan & Company, Inc., since 1940, Chairman of the Board since 1943. Director United States Steel Corporation, Lamont, Corliss & Company Overseer, Harvard, 1912-1925.

Representative of the United States Treasury on American Commission to Negotiate Peace, Paris, 1919. Alternate delegate Committee of (Young plan) Experts on German Reparations, Paris, 1929. Chairman American group, International Consortium for Assistance of China.

Chairman International Committee of Bankers (for adjustment of Mexico foreign debt). Trustee Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of teaching: trustee Metropolitan Museum of Art, American School Classical Studies, Athens. President Markle Foundation.


  • Author: My Boyhood in a Parsonage, 1946. Henry P. Davison, The Record of a Useful Life, 1933.


Member firm of J. P. Morgan & Company, bankers, 1911-1940. Clubs: Harvard, University, Union, Metropolitan, Century, New York Yacht, Down Town, Links.


Married Florence Haskell Corliss, October 31, 1895.

Thomas Lamont

Caroline Deuel (Jayne) Lamont

Florence Haskell Corliss