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John Clarkson Jay

metal products executive , bank executive

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.


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.


Married Marguerite Soleliac, April. Children: Sarah Livingston (Mistress.

John Clarkson Jay

Harriette Arnold (Vinton) Jay

Marguerite Soleliac

Sarah Livingston (Mrs Jay