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John Jay (1817–1894)

Jay, John. An American lawyer; born in New York City, June 23, 1817; died there, May 5, 1894. He graduated from Columbia College in 1836, and was admitted to the bar in 1839. He actively opposed slavery, and was counsel for many fugitive slaves. From 1869 to 1875 he was minister to Austria, and in 1883 became a member of the New York Civil Service Commission. Among his works are: ‘Caste and Slavery in the American Church’ (1843); ‘America Free, or America Slave’ (1856).