I know there was a suite reserved for JP Morgan, but did he ever actually travel on the Titanic? If he didn't what was the reason? My teacher and I are getting in this argument about this man. Please help me out on this one.
John Pierpont Morgan never sailed on Titanic. He first booked parlor suite B.52/54/56. When he cancelled his trip, the suite was attributed to Mr and Mrs J. Horace Harding, a whealthy American couple. Harding cancelled too and, after that, J. Bruce Ismay take the cabins, embarking on Titanic at Southampton. J.P Morgan did not sailed because he affirmed that he was sick. He was in perfect health, and
went to Paris to join his french mistress! I trust these infos will be helpful,
I think that an interesting question to ask on the subject of J.P. Morgan is whether "if" Morgan had traveled on the Titanic - - does anyone out there think he would have gone down with the ship? I, for one, think not. First, the fact he missed it shows the hand of fate favored him. Further, fate seems to cater to such types, i.e., wealthy robber-baron monopolists, or evil doers. These types seem to have their own place mapped out in history. Just like Adolf Hitler didn't die in 1944 when conspirators planted a bomb, because it just wasn't his time yet, guys like Morgan somehow seem to push it out to the "bitter end." Further, from what I know about Morgan, he wasn't the philanthropic, inventor, or other type, such as J. J. Astor. He wasn't a man devoted to his marriage or family, such as the Strausses or Ryersons were. Morgan was just a huge moneymaker. His Life was about living on, making and controlling wealth, and he was the quintessential capatalist. For someone so devoted to acquiring power and wealth, "honor," or "women and children first" would mean little. He was all about using some other fool's honor. As a behind-the-scenes manipulator, I doubt that he cared at all what society thought of him. Consequently, he wouldn't have suffered like Ismay did from the public's shunning him as a coward. So, one way or another I think he would have managed to get in a lifeboat, and survive the Titanic's sinking.