Hay was Assistant private secretary to Abraham Lincoln. Secretary to American legation in Paris. Charge d'affaires at Vienna. Secretary of legation at Madrid. Author, with John Nicolay, of Abraham Lincoln: A History. Assistant Secretary of State. Ambassador to Great Britain. Secretary of State. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/John Hay.