John Hay

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General Information

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Name: John Hay

Pen Name: None

Born: October 8, 1838 in Salem, Indiana

Died: July 1, 1905 in Newbury, New Hampshire

Illinois Connection

John Hay lived in Warsaw, Illinois and practiced Law in Springfield, Illinois. Mr. Hay was a private secretary for Abraham Lincoln.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Hay is probably best known as one of Lincoln's two private secretaries. Hay was a graduate of Brown University in 1858 and was also admitted to the Illinois bar. He was a diplomat stationed in Paris, Madrid and Vienna and was Ambassador to England from 1897 to 98. He was also US Secretary of State. He was noted for his speech writing and delivery.

Published Works

  • Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces, 1873
  • Castilian Days, 1882
  • The Bread Winners: A Social Study, 1884
  • Abraham Lincoln: A History, The Century Co, 1890 co-written with JG Nicolay - reprinted by Adamant Media Corporation, 2002
  • Abraham Lincoln: A History" (An Illustrated Edition), Dodo Press, 2007
  • Address of John Hay, 1906

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Literary Awards


External Links

John Hay on WorldCat

John Hay on Amazon

John Hay on Wikipedia


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