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 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 ca...
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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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  • John_and_abbie: the fruit was injured by the cold east winds and falls of, the corn looks well, hay will be plenty, but your farm wants manure. (683)
  • Rcomerie: hay guy's today i must say my dear brother, danny john peter swainson is gone, how did i miss it our tweet & (chat) love you joy and sunshine
  • Dtnpf: on the new holland, the shift collar lever goes in after the bearing and shaft assembly are installed. i can't do that with the john deere. how do i reinstall the front gearbox assembly? ask the mechanic!
  • Callhimbabie: elton john and freddie mercury in one night. i know what you are
  • Independent_ie: the sinn féin no-confidence gambit was always a guaranteed success to drive fianna fáil – still its main foe – as close as possible to fine gael, which is merely a useful adversary, writes john downing
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The garden scatters burnt-up beetles
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