John Jay's Judicial Robe
Robe of the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
This black satin robe with salmon-color silk trim was worn by John Jay, first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Appointed to the court by President George Washington, Jay served as chief justice from 1789 to 1795. Jay served the young nation in diplomacy as well as law. In 1794, he negotiated the Jay Treaty, which settled a number of grievances with Great Britain and promoted commerce for the U.S.
||John Jay, born December 12, 1745, New York, NY; died May 17, 1829, Bedford, NY
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