Thomas William Lamont
From Classic Encyclopedia 1911
"THOMAS WILLIAM LAMONT (1870-), American banker, was born at Claverack, N.Y., Sept. 30 1870. He was educated at Phillips Academy, Exeter, N.H., and at Harvard (A.B. 1892). After graduation he was for two years on the editorial staff of the New York Tribune; then for some years was actively engaged in the manufacturing and mercantile business of Lamont, Corliss & Co. From 1903 to 1909 he was connected with the Bankers Trust Company, in New York, first as secretary and treasurer, and, after 1905, as vice-president. In 1909 he was elected vicepresident of the First National Bank of New York City, serving for two years. On Jan. 1 1911 he entered the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co. In 1912 he was elected a member of the board of overseers of Harvard College and in 1915 president of the Associated Harvard Clubs. He was active in raising additional endowment for the Harvard School of Business Administration, in which he was specially interested. He took an active part in floating the British, French and Russian loans in America during the World War. In 1918-22 he was proprietor of the New York Evening Post. In 1919 he was financial and economic adviser of the American delegation to the Peace Conference in Paris, and was U.S. delegate in the formation of the new Consortium, composed of American, British, French and Japanese bankers, for aiding Chinese industries and railways; in 1920 he visited China as the representative of the American group, and in 1921 he was chairman of the American Committee for the China Famine Fund.