Jay was born into a wealthy family of merchants and government officials in New York City.
he had a older brother named James jay
1760 - 1764
John jay went to Kings college at the age of 14 and graduated with high honors.
He was elected delegate to the continental congress
1774 - 1776
He was the Third Continental Congress elected John Jay, the former chief justice of the New York Supreme Court, as its president.
elected a member of NY committee of correspondence
He became a lawyer and joined the New York Committee of Correspondence, organizing opposition to British polices in the time preceding the American Revolution.
made first chief justice
he was the first Chief Justice of the United States
elected president in the second contiential congress
he was elected president of the Continental Congress.
former president of the continental congress Became minister of spain
1778 - 1779
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.
First chief of justice of the supreme court
1789 - 1795
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.