John Jay (1745-1829)
John Jay was a Founding Father and the First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Jay represented New York in the Continental Congress and was an author of the Federalist Papers. He wrote the Constitution of New York and served as Governor from 1795-1801.
Quick Facts About John Jay
Born December 12, 1745 in New York City.
Appointed by George Washington as the First Chief Justice of the United States.
Served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from September 26, 1789 to June 29, 1795.
Second Governor of New York State and served from July 1, 1795 to June 30, 1801.
President of the Continental Congress from December 10, 1778 to September 28, 1779.
Died on May 17, 1829 in Westchester County, New York.
Portrait of John Jay by Gilbert Stuart.