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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jay, John Jay(noun)

    United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)


  1. John Jay

    John Jay was an American statesman, Patriot, diplomat, a Founding Father of the United States, signer of the Treaty of Paris, and the first Chief Justice of the United States. Jay was born into a wealthy family of merchants and government officials in New York City. He became a lawyer and joined the New York Committee of Correspondence and organized opposition to British rule. He joined a conservative political faction that, fearing mob rule, sought to protect property rights and maintain the rule of law while resisting British violations of human rights. Jay served as the President of the Continental Congress, an honorific position with little power. During and after the American Revolution, Jay was a Minister to Spain, France and Secretary of Foreign Affairs, helping to fashion United States foreign policy. His major diplomatic achievement was to negotiate favorable trade terms with Great Britain in the Treaty of London of 1794 when he was still serving as Supreme Court Chief Justice. Jay, a proponent of strong, centralized government, worked to ratify the new Constitution in New York in 1788 by pseudonymously writing five of the Federalist Papers, along with the main authors Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of john jay in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of john jay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Erin Thompson:

    At John Jay College, we study both terrorism and the effects of wrongful detention.

  2. Marble Falls:

    During the game, two players from John Jay High School targeted one of the game officials and blindsided him, knocking him to the ground.

  3. Randy Sutton:

    They are abhorrent. I am appalled that anyone associated with John Jay, with our proud history of supporting law enforcement authorities, would suggest that violence against police is ever acceptable. They secure the safety of our families and communities and deserve our respect. how he was given the responsibility of educating people is amazing.

  4. Patrick Lynch:

    Patrick Lynch, head of New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, on Wednesday assailed John Jay for not cutting ties with Tucker Isaacson more swiftly. Tucker Isaacson had no business spreading Tucker Isaacson crackpot ideas and hateful anti-police views anywhere, much less in a classroom filled with future police officers, tucker Isaacson should have been fired immediately and publicly, not quietly let go months after the fact.

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