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John Clarkson Jay

John Clarkson Jay, American metal products executive, bank executive.


  • Jay, John Clarkson was born on January 20, 1880 in New York City. Son of John Clarkson and Harriette Arnold (Vinton) Jay.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1901.


    • W. D. F. Hughes, she died 1934), Alice (Mistress Vivian Wilshire Harcourt), John Clarkson. Began as apprentice, Pennsylvania Steel Company, 1901, vice president, 1912-1915. Chairman of the Board Maxwell Motor Car Company, 1915-1916.

      Chairman of the Board Republic Truck Company, 1916-1919. President Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company, 1920-1921. Partner Johann Wolfgang Seligman & Company, bankers, New York City, 1921-1934.

      Chairman of the executive committee Globe & Rutgers Fire Insurance Company, and affiliated companies, 1935-1939. President 5th Avenue Bank of New York, 5th Avenue Bank Safe Deposit Vaults, Inc. Trustee Franklin Savings Bank.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    • Married Marguerite Soleliac, April. Children: Sarah Livingston (Mistress.
    • father: John Clarkson Jay
    • mother: Harriette Arnold (Vinton) Jay
    • spouse: Marguerite Soleliac
    • child: Sarah Livingston (Mrs Jay
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    Born January 20, 1880
    Died January 22, 1941
    (aged 61)