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John Jay: Founding Father


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Chapter 1: New York; Chapter 2: The Law; Chapter 3: Resistance Leader; Chapter 4: Revolutionary Leader; Chapter 5: President of the Continental Congress; Chapter 6: Minister to Spain; Chapter 7: Peace Commissioner; Chapter 8: American in Paris Chapter 9: Secretary for Foreign Affairs; Chapter 10: Home and Society; Chapter 11: Federalist Chapter 12: First Chief Justice Chapter 13: Envoy to England Chapter 14: Governor of New York Chapter 15: Retirement Chapter 16: Conclusions

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Walter B Stahr is an international lawyer. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1978, cum laude from Harvard Law School, and with honors from the Kennedy School of Public Policy in 1982. At Harvard he was executive editor and then editor-in-chief of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. After working in Hong Kong, he spent some years as special counsel and principal speechwriter to SEC Chairman Richard Breeden. Since 2000 he has served as internal counsel for Emerging Markets Partnership in Washington DC. He has a longstanding interest in the history of the American Revolution.


"In humanizing Jay, Stahr makes him an appealing figure accessible to a large readership and places Jay once again in the company of America's greatest statesmen, where he unquestionably belongs." Publishers Week. "Walter Stahr's excellent biography should establish Jay's standing as one of America's great statesmen." The Weekly Standard. "Fascinating, learned and beautifully written. I look forward to reading more history from this gifted scholar." - Washington Times 20 March 2005; "A welcome and worthy biography" - The Sunday Times 15 May 2005

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