Fay, Theodore Sedgwick
- Vernon G. Miles
Fay, Theodore Sedgwick (10 February 1807–24 November 1898), author and diplomat, was born in New York, the son of Joseph Dewey Fay, a practicing attorney, and Caroline Broome. After receiving a liberal education, he read law with and became a clerk for his father. When Joseph Fay died in 1825 Theodore’s interest in the law began to wane. Although he was admitted to the New York bar in 1828, he gave up law the same year, responding to the call of literary diversions to join ...