Who is John Hay

John Milton Hay (October 8, 1838 – July 1, 1905) 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.

Born in Indiana to an anti-slavery family that moved to Warsaw, Illinois when he was young, Hay showed great potential, and his family sent him to Brown University. After graduation in 1858, Hay read law in his uncle's office in Springfield, Illinois, adjacent to that of Lincoln. Hay worked for Lincoln's successful presidential campaign and beca...
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John Hay Poems

  • Words
    When violets were springing
    And sunshine filled the day,
    And happy birds were singing
    The praises of the May,...
  • When The Boys Come Home
    There's a happy time coming,
    When the boys come home.
    There's a glorious day coming,
    When the boys come home....
  • Una
    In the whole wide world there was but one,
    Others for others, but she was mine,
    The one fair woman beneath the sun.
    ...
  • Too Late
    Had we but met in other days,
    Had we but loved in other ways,
    Another light and hope had shone
    On your life and my own....
  • To The Young
    After Heine.


    Let your feet not falter, your course not alter...
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Love 42 I Love You 42 Heart 36 Light 33 Life 30 God 28 Night 24 Heaven 22 Wild 21 Beauty 21


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Odonbd: "the hay wain" (1821) – originally titled "landscape: noon" – by john constable.
Godores85: 1/2 from jon meacham’s lincoln bio “and there was light”: general grant, john hay recalled, was “deeply impressed with…the late presidential election. the point which impressed him most powerfully was that which i regarded as a critical one—the pivotal centre of our history
Pdl1945: a true patriot, john hay john hay: the most important person you have never heard of
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Jimnelsontv: was at the cmsd board of education meeting for other reasons last night, but we were rolling as the john hay (state runner-up) and glenville (state champs) cheer teams were honored. congrats!
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