Biography of George W. Morgan
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GEORGE W. MORGAN
One of the men who have risen through their own efforts to positions of prominence in the business and mining world of the West is George W. Morgan, proprietor of the Vienna Café, one of the best known restaurants between Denver and the Coast, and the president of the Imlay Mining Company, the headquarters of which are in Salt Lake.

Mr. Morgan was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, July 7, 1863, but, while still a boy, his parents removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, where the young man received his earlier education. His father was Frederick H. Morgan, a well known manufacturer and carriage builder of Cincinnati, and for a time the young man was connected with this line of business. On August 16, 1892, he was married to Miss Kate Fanning, of Butte, Montana, and in December, 1898, he removed to Salt Lake City, and has since made it his home.

One of Mr. Morgan's earlier business ventures in Utah was the Vienna Café, at that time a little known eating house, on Main Street, Salt Lake's principal business thoroughfare. By sheer force of personality and strict attention to business, Mr. Morgan succeeded in building up a large and profitable business before he began to turn his attention to other fields of industry. The mining business early attracted him, and, in addition to his large interest in the Imlay Mining Company, he is also vice president of the West Quincy Mining Company, with properties in Park City, and is a director and member of the Executive Board of the Clayton-Daynes Music Company, a director of the Capital Electric Supply Company, vice president of the Sunnybrook Coal Company, and vice president and managing director of the Reno Wholesale Grocer Company.

The Vienna Café of recent years has become the headquarters for mining and professional men of the inter-mountain region, and here its genial proprietor is to be seen at his best. While Mr. Morgan's rise in a business way has been rapid and substantial, in the social life of the city he is almost equally well known. He is a member of the Alta Club, the Elks, and the Commercial Club of Salt Lake, and is a thirty second degree Mason, a Knight Templar and a Shriner. He occupies a handsome residence at 311 East Fifth South Street, where Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have achieved a more than local reputation for lavish entertainment and open handed hospitality.

Notwithstanding the wide and varied nature of his interests, Mr. Morgan has been enabled to give close attention to the affairs of each of the industries with which he is connected. Under his management the Imlay Mining Company has made rapid strides along the lines of success and the Reno Wholesale Grocer Company, through its conservative management and up to date methods, has succeeded in building up a splendid volume of business. The Sunnybrook Coal Company is regarded as one of the promising enterprises of the State, while his other interests enjoy an equal measure of prosperity. In the eleven years which he has been in Salt Lake, Mr. Morgan has made a host of friends, all of whom are enthusiastic in their admiration of what he has so far accomplished.

From:
Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States
1847 - 1909
Utah Idaho Nevada
Published by: The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah 1909


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