John Jay

Personal

Birthday: 
12/12/1745
Birthplace: 
New York, NY
Date of Death: 
5/17/1829
Place of Death: 
Bedford, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, New York City, 1768-1774
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1774-1778
Chief justice, Supreme Court of Judicature of New York, 1777-1778
President, Second Continental Congress, 1778-1779
U.S. minister plenipotentiary to Spain, 1779-1782
Negotiator of Treaty of Paris with Great Britain, 1782-1783
Secretary of foreign affairs under Articles of Confederation, 1784-1790
Negotiator of Jay Treaty with Great Britain, 1794-1795
Governor, New York, 1795-1801

Nominated to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, December 18, 1800; confirmed, December 19, 1800; declined appointment

Education

Name of School: 
King`s College (now Columbia University)
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1764
Name of School - Second: 
King`s College (now Columbia University)
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1767
Name of School - Third: 
Read law
Degree Year - Third: 
1768

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
George Washington
Commission Date: 
09/26/1789
Termination Date: 
06/29/1795
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Eastern Circuit, Spring 1790-Spring 1792
Middle Circuit, Spring 1793, Spring 1794

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