John Jay

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay Full Name: John Jay
Nationality: American

Profession: Ist US Chief Justice
Why Famous: Founding Father of the United States

Born: December 12, 1745
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Died: May 17, 1829 (aged 83)

Married Life

  • 1774-04-28 Chief justice John Jay (28) weds Sarah Van Brugh Livingston (17)

Historical Events in the Life of John Jay

  • 1779-09-28 American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
  • 1784-12-21 John Jay becomes 1st US Secretary of State (foreign affairs)
  • 1789-09-24 President George Washington nominates John Jay the 1st Chief Justice
  • 1789-09-26 Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Secretary of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice

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