John Morton was born Jan. 25, 1934, in Greenwich, Conn., and died peacefully Feb. 9, 2012, also in Greenwich.
Speaking several languages and understanding how to navigate the investment world, John was sent by the Navy to Morocco and later to Washington, where he marveled at Ralph Nader’s talent for backing young women into corners and advising them that their vehicles were unsafe at any speed. Following his government stint, John joined First National City Bank, which sent him abroad to focus on international markets. While working, he earned a master’s degree from New York University and became a chartered financial analyst.
In the late 1960s, John joined Fairfield Partners in Greenwich, one of the first Connecticut-based hedge funds. At Fairfield Partners and later at Goodnow Gray and Associates, John served as a partner for many years. A licensed pilot, he was on the Green-
wich Library board and served as president of the Greenwich Skating Club. He was a member of the Round Hill Club, the Greenwich Field Club, and the Sankaty Head Golf Club of Nantucket.
To John’s wife, Robin Morton; children Sarah Goldman and Ian Morton; and four grandchildren, the class sends its sympathy.