cover image Ambassador from Wall Street: The Story of Thomas W. Lamont, J.P. Morgan's Chief Executive

Ambassador from Wall Street: The Story of Thomas W. Lamont, J.P. Morgan's Chief Executive

Edward M. Lamont / Author Madison Books $29.95 (564p) ISBN 978

Lamont utilizes family papers and business records to fashion an involving biography of his grandfather. A minister's son and graduate of Harvard, Thomas Lamont (1870-1948) was a journalist and marketing executive before he captured the attention of prominent business leaders and entered the banking industry. Working closely with J. P. Morgan senior, Lamont honed his financial skills handling knotty transactions in America, Mexico, Europe and Japan. He played a prominent role during the 1919 economic conference at Versailles and Allied bond drives in both world wars. The impressive roster of historical personages who figure on these pages testifies to Lamont's wide influence. This comprehensive, well-documented work thoroughly explores the major economic, political and social events shaping the country during the first half of this century. (Nov.)