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John Jay – Katonah, New York

John Jay was America’s first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (not a President, but he was appointed by a President, so I think it counts).  At the time of his appointment, there were 3 Supreme Court Justices.  As there were not many federal cases before the Court, each SCOTUS took a turn on the circuit court touring the region and hearing cases.

At the time of his appointment, there were 3 Supreme Court Justices.  As there were not many federal cases before the Court, each SCOTUS took a turn on the circuit court touring the region and hearing cases.  Prior to accepting the position as Chief Justice, Jay served as Washington’s 1st Secretary of State.

But prior to serving in the United States, John Jay served as a New York delegate to the First and Second Continental Congress and advocated for the new federal constitution in the Federalist Papers.  His last public office was second Governor of New York, 1795 – 1801.

 

 

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