December 12, 1745: Founding Father John Jay is Born
On this day in 1745 John Jay, a founding father of the United States, was born. As a statesman and diplomat, Jay was an essential and influential figure throughout the early years of American independence.
He is most well remembered for co-writing the Federalist Papers and serving as the President of the Continental Congress (1778-1779) and first Chief Justice of the United States (1789-1795).
Get an in-depth look at the life of John Jay with The Supreme Court’s “Biographies of the Robes.”
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