John Jay

1745-1829

New York

Continental Congress, 1774-76, 1778-79, 1784, President, 1779; New York Provincial Convention; Minister to Spain, but not received; negotiator of peace with Britain, Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 1785-89; Chief Justice of the United States, commissioned, September 26, 1789, resigned, June 29,1795, refused reappointment, 1800; Minister to England, 1794-95; Governor of New York.



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