John Hay (1838-1905)

Hay was the United States secretary of state from 1898–1905 who skillfully guided the diplomacy of his country during the critical period of its emergence as a great power; he is particularly associated with the Open Door policy toward China. He served as President Lincoln's private secretary from 1861 to 1865, and under succeeding Republican administrations he held various diplomatic posts in Europe. He also had a five-year stint as an editorial writer for the New York Tribune and was an accomplished poet.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES03054
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863px
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663px
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