John Jay. By Colette Geiger. “The only way to be loved is to be and to appear lovely; to possess and display kindness, benevolence, tenderness; to be free from selfishness and to be alive to the welfare of others .” John Jay. Was born on December 12 th , 1745 in New York City, New York.
By Colette Geiger
“The only way to be loved is to be and to appear lovely; to possess and display kindness, benevolence, tenderness; to be free from selfishness and to be alive to the welfare of others.” John Jay
His parents were Peter Jay and Mary Van Cortlandt .
Soon after John was born, he moved to Rye, New York where he grew up as a child.
Early Life &
Sarah and John had six children: Peter, Susan, Maria, Ann, William and Sarah.
John Jay was educated by private tutors until the age of eight.
In 1774 John gradated from Kings College, now known as Columbia University.
After his graduation he became a law clerk for Benjamin Kissam.
John Jay is known for several of his careers such as being an American politician, a statesman, revolutionary diplomat, a founding father of the United States, and a first chief justice of the United states from 1789 to 1795.
In 1768 John established a legal practice and worked there until he created his own law office in 1771.
He was a Founding Father, and a First Chief Justice of the United States.
On May 17th 1879, John Jay died from Palsy, probably caused by a stroke.
He had chosen to be buried in Rye, New York where he grew up as a child.