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John ay started his career later in his life but it was well worth the wait he did a lot of things to help shape our country. John jay at the time of the declaration of independence was not signing it but he was thought of as a founding father because he framed the constitution. John jay became a delegate to the first and second continental congress in 1774 to 1776. In 1774 john jay went to the first continental congress. He was the second youngest in the place. John also was appointed chief justice of New York in 1777 and left in the winter of 1778 to become president of the continental congress. John jay collaborated with alexander Hamilton and James Madison in the years 1787 and 1788 authoring the essays two, three, four, five and following an illness contributing to political arguments and intellectual discourse that led constitutions ratification. In 1789 John Jay was selected to be the chief justice of the new Supreme Court. John jay became the first chief justice of the U.S and was for in the years of 1789-1795. In 1794 George Washington wanted john jay to create a treaty with Great Britain to resolve the issues between the nations. While he was away he was appointed the governor of Ney York. John jay was elected governor of New York and served a role from 1795-1801. John jay retired in 1801, but maintained a close relationship with state and national affairs and evidence in his correspondence with his sons, Peter Augustus and William.