William Jay, American lawyer. Served as captain, general staff, United States.V. in Civil War.
Jay, William was born on February 12, 1841 in New York, United States. Son of John and Eleanor (Field) Jay.
Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1859, A.M., 1863. Bachelor of Laws, 1867.
Served as captain, general staff, United States.V. in Civil War. Bvtd. major, August, 1864, “for faithful and meritorious service in the field,” and lieutenant colonel vols., April 9, 1865, “for gallant and meritorious services during operations resulting in fall of Richmond and surrender of General Lee”. Resigned, March 29, 1865.
Practiced in New York, since 1869. Member firm of Jay & Chandler. President New York Herald Company, Valley Farms Company.
Director Commercial Cable Company, Manhattan Storage & Warehouse Company, New York Mortgage & Security Company Attorney Trinity Corporation and senior warden and clerk, Trinity Church Home: Bedford House, near Katonah, New York.
Served as captain, general staff, United States.V. in Civil War.