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John Jay
(1745 - 1829)

1745 Born 12 December
1760 Enters King's College
1764 B.A., King's College
1767 M.A., King's College
1768 Admitted to the bar, establishes legal practice
1774 Member of the New York Committee of Correspondence; delegate to the Continental Congress; marries Sarah Livingston
1776 Son Peter Augustus Jay born
1777 Member of the New York Constitutional Convention, first Chief Justice of New York
1778 Delegate & elected President of Continental Congress
1779 U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain; son William Jay born
1780 Daughter Susan Jay is born and dies shortly thereafter
1782 Minister to treat the peace with Great Britain; daughter Maria Jay born
1783 Daughter Anna Jay born
1784 Secretary of Foreign Affairs under Articles of Confederation
1787 Appointed Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Federalist Papers
1789 George Washington nominates Jay as the first chief justice of the Supreme Court; son William Jay born
1792 Daughter Sarah Louisa Jay born
1794 Elected governor of New York; negotiates Jay Treaty with Great Britain
1802 Retires from politics
1829 Dies 17 May

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