Hay John Milton


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 (hā), John Milton 1838-1905.
American public official and writer who served as ambassador to Great Britain (1897-1898) and US secretary of state (1898-1905). Assistant private secretary to Abraham Lincoln (1861-1864), he kept a diary throughout the Civil War and coauthored a ten-volume biography of Lincoln (1890).
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