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American Secretary

John Hay, American Secretary.

Background

Hay, John was born on October 8, 1838 in Salem, Indiana, United States. Son of Doctor Charles and Helen (Leonard) Hay.

Education

Common school education, Warsaw, Illinois, academic in Springfield, Illinois. Graduate Brown, 1858 (A.M., Doctor of Laws. Also Doctor of Laws, Princeton, Yale, Harvard and Western Reserve universities).

Career

Admitted to Illinois bar. One of private secs. of President Lincoln. Bvtd. colonel, United States vols., assistant adjutant general.

Secretary of legation, Paris, Madrid, Vienna. Charge d’affaires, Vienna. 1st assistant secretary state, 1879-1881.

President International Sanitary Conference, 1881. Ambassador to England, 1897-1898. Secretary of state, United States, 1898—1905.

Author: Castilian Days, 1871. Pike County Ballads, 1871. Translation of Castelar’s Democracy in Europe, 1872 (serial).

Abraham Lincoln, a History (with John G. Nicolay), 1890. Poems, 1890. Home: Washington, Distric.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Castilian Days, 1871. Pike County Ballads, 1871. Translation of Castelar’s Democracy in Europe, 1872 (serial).Abraham Lincoln, a History (with John G. Nicolay), 1890. Poems, 1890.

Connections

Married Clara.

father:
Doctor Charles Hay

mother:
Helen (Leonard) Hay

spouse:
Clara