Jay was born into a wealthy family of merchants and government officials in New York City.
he had a older brother named James jay
John jay went to Kings college at the age of 14 and graduated with high honors.
He became a lawyer and joined the New York Committee of Correspondence, organizing opposition to British polices in the time preceding the American Revolution.
He was the Third Continental Congress elected John Jay, the former chief justice of the New York Supreme Court, as its president.
he was the first Chief Justice of the United States
the former president of the Continental Congress, John Jay, is appointed minister to Spain and tasked with winning Spanish support for the American Revolution and Spain's recognition of America's independence.
he was elected president of the Continental Congress.
The Jay Court refers to the Supreme Court of the United States from 1789 to 1795, when John Jay served as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
john jay was the second Governor of New York
may 17, 1829