John Jay

(1745-1829)

He negotiated Jay’s Treaty with Great Britain to settle disputes over debts and navigation.John Jay was a statesman, diplomat, first Chief Justice of the U.S. President of Continental Congress, minister to Spain, secretary of foreign affairs, and author of the Federalist Papers (with Madison and Hamilton).

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