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John Jay

Judge, Diplomat (12-Dec-1745 — 17-May-1829)


Frank W. Brecher. Securing American Independence: John Jay and the French Alliance. Praeger. 2003. 327pp.

Landa M. Freeman; Louise V. North; Janet M. Wedge (editors). Selected Letters of John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay: Correspondence by or to the First Chief Justice of the United States and His Wife. McFarland. 2005. 311pp.

Matthew P. Harrington. Jay and Ellsworth, the First Courts: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy. ABC-CLIO. 2008. 309pp.

William Jay. The Life of John Jay: With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers. New York: J. & J. Harper. 1833. (2 vols.)

Herbert A. Johnson. John Jay: Colonial Lawyer. Beard Books. 1988. 240pp.

Frank Monaghan. John Jay: Defender of Liberty Against Kings & Peoples, Author of the Constitution & Governor of New York, President of the Continental Congress, Co-Author of the Federalist, Negotiator of the Peace of 1783 & the Jay Treaty of 1794, First Chief Justice of the United States. Bobbs-Merrill. 1935. 485pp.

Richard B. Morris. John Jay, the Nation, and the Court. Boston University Press. 1967. 114pp.

Richard B. Morris. Witnesses at the Creation: Hamilton, Madison, Jay, and the Constitution. New York: Henry Holt. 1985. 279pp.

George Pellew. John Jay. Houghton, Mifflin. 1898. 354pp.

Walter Stahr. John Jay: Founding Father. London and New York: Hambledon Press. 2005. 482pp.

William Whitelock. The Life and Times of John Jay: Secretary of Foreign Affairs Under the Confederation and First Chief Justice of the United States: With a Sketch of Public Events from the Opening of the Revolution to the Election of Jefferson. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company. 1887. 370pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.371)

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.605)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.776)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.544)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.526)

  12. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.343)

  13. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.491)

  14. Notable U.S. Ambassadors Since 1775 (pp.183-88)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.176)

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