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John Morgan

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Adams•Morgan
Used nameJohn•Morgan
Born17 September 1930 in Oyster Bay, New York (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Grandson of the wealthy industrial magnate, J. P. Morgan, John Morgan went to Yale, where he briefly played on the soccer team. He went into a career in investment banking, but still sailed frequently. mostly in ocean racing. Much of his racing has been with 1952 crew member, Eric Ridder. At the 1952 Olympics, Morgan was a crew member for Herman Whiton aboard Llanoria and sailed in all the races save one, when he was indisposed and Whiton’s wife, Emelyn Whiton, took over Morgan’s place in the crew.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1952 Summer Olympics Sailing 6 metres, Open Olympic Llanoria 1 Gold Representing United States