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HAY, George, jurist, died in Richmond, Virginia, 21 September, 1830. He was a member of the Virginia legislature, was for many years United States attorney, and in that capacity was the prosecutor of Aaron Burr. He was subsequently a judge of the United States court for the eastern district of Virginia, and married a daughter of President Monroe. He gained some celebrity from his political writings, which were signed "Hortensius," and wrote a treatise against usury laws, a life of John Thompson, and a treatise on "Expatriation" (1814).
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