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1626–97, Scottish statesman.
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Hay, John (Milton)

(1838–1905) journalist, historian, poet, diplomat; born in Salem, Ind. After working in a law office next to Abraham Lincoln's in Springfield, Ill., he served President Lincoln in the White House as assistant private secretary from 1861–65 in a close relationship that has been described as resembling that of father and son. He then served at diplomatic posts in Paris (1865–76), Vienna (1867–68), and Madrid (1869–70). His widely-known ballads were collected in Pike County Ballads (1871), and from 1870–75 he was staff editorial writer at the New York Tribune. After serving as assistant secretary of state (1879–81), he completed with George Nicolay his monumental Abraham Lincoln: A History (1890), making him a sort of political poet laureate. In 1897 he was successful as ambassador to Britain. As secretary of state (1898–1905), Hay authored the Open Door policy, instituted regular press conferences, and paved the way for the building of the Panama Canal, making his office and American foreign policy of worldwide influence.
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John Hay, who did not know me except as a young Westerner who had written poems in the Atlantic Monthly, asked me how I would like Venice, and promised that they would have the salary put up to a thousand a year, under the new law to embarrass privateers.
Directed by John Hay (There's Only One Jimmy Grimble) and produced by Tracey Adam at Lex Filmed Entertainment, the film stars Jennifer Love Hewitt (I Know What You Did Last Summer, Heartbreakers ), Dougray Scott (To Kill A King, Mission Impossible II), Jimi Mistry (The Guru, East is East), Branka Katic and Simon Webbe from the band Blue.
John Hay, 68, asked Abbey National for an extra pounds 4,500 after being told he would wait nearly three years for surgery on the NHS.
Shocked John Hay, co-owner of the town's Pandamonium play centre where the footage was filmed, said: "I'm disappointed that this happened and we weren't made aware of it at the time.
The Young Pretender presented the goblet to Sir John Hay of Restalrig, who became his secretary and treasurer in 1746.
All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay from Lincoln to Roosevelt.
JOHN Hay won the NYSD Open on the last day of the river season, with a catch of five Tees chub.
On this date in 1900, President William McKinley's Secretary of State, John Hay, announced the so-called "open door" policy to stimulate trade with China, free of exclusion by imperial European powers scrambling for control of Chinese markets in the era before the income tax.
In that inquiry, forensic experts recovered remains of murder victim John Hay, a former police officer, on a bonfire at a house at the top of Hagg Wood, off Calf Hill Road.
7 lakh), which is now part of the private collection of UK- based John Hay.
CHARLTON John Hay, 67, of Carpenter Hill Road, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at UMass Memorial Hospital - University Campus, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
She was Sarah Harding, a woman who had married John Hay, an ancestor of both Wood and the Hays of Saint John.