Augustus Jay
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Augustus Jay (1850 - 1919)

Augustus Jay
Born in Washington, District of Columbia, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 3 Oct 1876 in New York City, NYmap
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Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Augustus Jay was the great-grandson of the First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Federalist and Founding Father, John Jay. He was born Washington, D. C., on Oct. 27, 1830, the son of Peter Augustus Jay and Josephine Pearson Jay. According to his obituary in the New York Times, "Jay graduated from Harvard College in 1871 and from the Columbia Law School in 1876. Although admitted to the bar, he never practiced law, entering diplomatic service instead." He served as the Secretary of the American Legation in Paris from 1885 to 1893. Upon his retirement from office the government of France made him an officer of the Legion of Honor.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_Jay



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see his mother's profile for entry from family bible of his birth
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

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