TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Who was the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?

September 24, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Who was the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?
By PS

Answer: John Jay

John Jay was secretary of Foreign Affairs when President George Washington appointed him chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1789.

In 1787, Jay authored three of the articles now collectively called The Federalist, in which he, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton argued effectively in support of the ratification of the new Federal Constitution.

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