Wednesday, November 02, 2011

John Hay

"The evils of tyranny are rarely seen
but by him who resists it."
-- John Hay
(1838-1905) American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist, and private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln

...for reader's comments:

After reading about Mr. Hay, I don't necessarily think that his view of who the tyrants are is the same as mine.
But all the same, it sounds like he lead a very interesting life (I wonder how he slept at night):

"...Abraham Lincoln's law office was next door to the law office of Milton Hay, John's uncle, and Lincoln thus became acquainted with John Hay. When Lincoln won election as president, his secretary, recommended John Hay to Lincoln as assistant private secretary.
Thus at age 22 he began a lifelong career in government
, except for a journalism stint from 1870-78...."

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