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Portrait of John Jay.
Portrait of John Jay.

John Jay Quick Facts

December 12, 1745–May 17, 1829

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.

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  • Article Title John Jay Quick Facts
  • Coverage December 12, 1745–May 17, 1829
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  • Keywords john jay, founding father, supreme court, head justice
  • Website Name American History Central
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  • Access Date December 17, 2018
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
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  • Date of Last Update January 13, 2018