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  Hay, John M.
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NameJohn M. Hay
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, Illinois , United States
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Born October 08, 1838
DiedJuly 01, 1905 (66 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
Last ModifedThomas Walker
Dec 21, 2005 01:59pm
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InfoJohn Milton Hay

Born in Salem, Indiana on October 8, 1838;
Graduated from Brown University in 1858;
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1861;
Private secretary to President Lincoln, 1861-1865;
Secretary of Legation at Paris 1865-1867, Charge d'Affaires ad interim at Vienna, 1867-1868, and Secretary of Legation at Madrid, 1869-1870;
Journalist with the New York Tribune, 1870-1875;
Engaged successfully in the writing of verse and fiction;
Married Clara Louise Stone in 1874;
Assistant Secretary of State, 1879-1881;
Made frequent trips to Europe, 1881-1896;
Co-author with John G. Nicolay of Abraham Lincoln: A History (10 volumes, 1890);
Ambassador to Great Britain 1897-1898;
Secetary of State in President McKinley's Cabinet September 30 1898, continued in office under President Roosevelt, and served until his death;
As Secretary of State, supported the "open door" policy in China, prevented the dissolution of the Chinese Empire in 1900, obtained settlement of the Alaska-Canada boundary controversy, acquired a clear title to Tutuila, and secured by treaty the right for the United States to construct and defend the Panama Canal;
Died at his summer home at Newbury, New Hampshire, July 1, 1905.

Vote totals for elections in which was nominated for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900-1965): 1915-16, 1920-13, 1930-26, 1935-18, 1940-18, 1950-2, 1960-0, 1965-1.


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FAMILY
Daughter Alice Hay Wadsworth 0000-
Granddaughter Evelyn Wadsworth Symington 1903-1972
Grandson James J. Wadsworth 1905-1984
Daughter Helen Hay Whitney 1876-1944
Grandson John Hay Whitney 1904-1982

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  09/20/1898 U. S. Secretary of State Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/19/1897 US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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