John Jay

1745-1829

Lawyer; co-author of the Federalist; New York chief justice, 1789-1795; Constitutional Congress, president, 1778-1779; minister plenipotentiary to Spain, 1779; commissioner to peace treaty with England (Treaty of Paris), 1782; secretary of foreign affairs, 1784-1789; governor, New York, 1795-1801.

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