John Jay Iselin (December 8, 1933 in Greenville, South Carolina – May 6, 2008 New York City), great-great-great-great-grandson of John Jay, was president of the Marconi fellowship foundation at Columbia University. He was also an adjunct faculty member of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Iselin was a graduate of St. Mark's School, and Harvard, where he served as Managing Editor of the Crimson. In 1959, he was selected as a Marshall Scholar, and in 2001 became founding Chairman of the New York Marshall Committee.
Until 2000, Iselin served as President of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Before that he served as president of WNET.
- "Obituary: John Jay Iselin". The Greenville News. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
Memorial Service ... 11 a.m. on May 29, 2008, in the Great Hall of the Cooper Union[permanent dead link]
- Fred Knubel, Columbia Celebrates 250th Birthday of John Jay, Class of 1764 Conference, Exhibits Mark Contributions of a Founder[permanent dead link]
- Suzanne Trimel, Columbia University Record John Jay Iselin Named President of Marconi Foundation; Reception Honors Fellows (October 2, 2000) 26 (05)
- John Jay Iselin Adjunct Faculty The Graduate School of Journalism Archived 2006-08-28 at the Wayback Machine
- Pope, John (Spring 2008). "John Jay Iselin, Crimed". Television Quarterly. National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 3: 82–84. John Jay Iselin, Crimed Archived 2010-04-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Raymond, Ray. "John Jay Iselin CBE Former Chairman of the New York Selection Committee". Archived from the original on 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
In 2001, Jay became the founding Chairman of the New York Marshall Committee. In that role, he was a steadfast beacon of civility, graciousness, fairness and wisdom.
- John Iselin Obituary - New York, NY | New York Times Retrieved 2017-04-14.
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