: Portrait of John Hay, from "The Complete Poetical Works of John Hay" (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916). Hay's signature is located under the portrait. John Milton Hay was a prominent politician and author born in 1838. He was good friends with President Abraham Lincoln and was Lincoln's personal secretary. Lincoln also appointed Hay to the U.S. Embassy in France. He was later appointed Assistant Secretary of State by President Rutherford B. Hayes and Secretary of State by President William McKinley. Hay also published a number of books including co-authoring a biography of Lincoln and a volume of poetry and personal recollections. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL03868 Subjects
: Hay, John, 1838-1905; Ohio authors; Politicians; Cultural Ohio--Literary Ohio Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)