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George Hay

Male 1765 - 1830  (64 years)


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  • Name George Hay 
    Born 17 Dec 1765 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Sep 1830 
    Person ID I26150  My Genealogy

    Family Eliza Munroe,   b. 1786,   d. 1835  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1808 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F66369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Born in Williamsburg, Virginia, Hay read law to enter the bar, and was in private practice in Petersburg, Virginia from 1787 to 1801, then in Richmond, Virginia until 1803. He was a U.S. Attorney for the District of Virginia from 1803 to 1816. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1816 to 1822, returning to private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1822 to 1825.
      On July 5, 1825, Hay received a recess appointment from John Quincy Adams to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia vacated by St. George Tucker. Formally nominated on December 13, 1825, Hay was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 31, 1826, and received his commission the same day. He served until his death, in Richmond, Virginia.