Talk:John Jay

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Four cases?[edit]

"The Court heard only four cases during Jay's Chief Justiceship." This is incorrect. I have in front of me volume 3 of the U.S. Reports, which has six cases heard by the Court in 1794 and 1795 alone (before Jay resigned as Chief Justice July 1, 1795). The cases are Georgia v. Brailsford, 3 US 1; The Betsey (Glass v. The Sloop Betsy), 3 US 5; U.S. v. Hamilton, 3 U.S. 14, Bingham v. Cabot, 3 U.S. 15; U.S. v. Lawrence, 3 U.S. 35; Penhallow v. Doane, 3 U.S. 44. The section on the Jay Court continues the error by analyzing the four cases by saying "the first case," etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 164.62.12.245 (talk) 14:29, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

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John Jay

John Jay (1745–1829), an American statesman and judge, in a portrait by Gilbert Stuart. Born into a wealthy family of merchants, he became a lawyer and organized opposition to British rule. During the American Revolution, Jay was an ambassador and Secretary of Foreign Affairs. Later he contributed to the Federalist Papers supporting ratification of the new U.S. Constitution; when it was adopted in 1789, he was made the first Chief Justice, a position he held until elected governor of New York in 1795. He then helped begin the process that emancipated all of the state's slaves.

Painting: Gilbert Stuart
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Alma Mater[edit]

Should Jay's alma mater entry show Kings College, the name at the time he attended? Perhaps "Kings College, now known as Columbia University".

RobinInTexas (talk) 09:58, 27 September 2014 (UTC)