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John Jay

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Birthplace: New York, New York County, New York, United States
Death: Died in New York, New York County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Jay and Hannah Augusta Jay
Husband of Eleanor Kingsland Jay
Father of Eleanor Chapman; William Jay; Mary Schieffelin and Anna Jay
Brother of Sarah Louisa Bruen

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About John Jay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jay_(lawyer)

John Jay (23 June 1817 – 5 May 1894) was an American lawyer and diplomat, son of William Jay and a grandson of Chief Justice John Jay.


Biography


He was born in New York City, graduated at Columbia College in 1836, and was admitted to the bar three years later. He early became intensely interested in the antislavery movement, and while still in college (1834) was president of the New York Young Men's Antislavery Society. He was active in the Free Soil Party movement, presided at several of its conventions, and was once its candidate for Attorney General of New York. In 1854 he organized the series of popular meetings in the Broadway Tabernacle and the next year was prominently identified with the founding of the Republican Party. From 1869 to 1875 he was the United States Minister to Austria-Hungary. In 1877 Secretary Sherman appointed him chairman of the special commission to investigate Chester A. Arthur's administration of the New York Custom House. In 1883 Gov. Grover Cleveland appointed him the Republican member of the New York Civil Service Commission, of which he later became president. He published many books and pamphlets on slavery and other issues and, in 1889, was president of the American Historical Association.


Works

 "Jay, John". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1892. Both his grandfather and he himself are covered in this article he wrote.
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John Jay's Timeline

1817
June 23, 1817
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1837
June 23, 1837
Age 20
1839
May 16, 1839
Age 21
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1841
February 12, 1841
Age 23
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1846
February 1, 1846
Age 28
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1849
1849
Age 31
1894
May 5, 1894
Age 76
New York, New York County, New York, United States