Who was the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?
Answer: One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, John Jay was the nation’s first chief justice of the Supreme Court. John Jay joined Alexander Hamilton and James Madison to write five of the essays that became known as The Federalist Papers. The Federalist Papers discussed, and argued in favor of, the principles of government laid out in the Constitution. After the establishment of the U.S. government, George Washington appointed Jay as the Supreme Court’s first chief justice, serving from 1789 to 1795.
John Jay was an American statesman, Patriot, diplomat, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, signatory of the Treaty of Paris, second Governor of New York, and first Chief Justice of the United States. Wikipedia
Born: 23 December 1745, New York City, New York, United States
Died: 17 May 1829, Bedford, New York, United States
Spouse: Sarah Livingston (m. 1774–1802)
Education: Columbia University
Children: Peter A. Jay, William Jay, Sarah Louisa Jay