• Born date: 1838-10-08
  • Born in: Salem, Indiana
  • Death date: 1905-07-01
  • Death in: Newbury, New Hampshire
John Hay

John Milton Hay (October 8, 1838 – July 1, 1905) was an American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist, and private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln. Hay's highest office was serving as United States Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.