John Milton Hay, 1838-1905, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, U. S. Secretary of State (Republican), Assistant and Secretary to the President [Abraham Lincoln], 1872
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John Milton Hay was an American statesman and official whose career in government stretched over almost half a century. Beginning as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln, Hay's highest office was United States Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Hay was also an author and biographer and wrote poetry and other literature throughout much of his life.