Ingersoll, Jared, 1749-1822

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Birth 1749-10-24
Death 1822-10-31

Biographical notes:

Pennsylvania jurist.

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1814 Oct. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156171

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1815 Oct. 15. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122645532

From the description of ALS : to John Donaldson, 1799 Aug. 16. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122633652

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1814 Nov. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489381

From the description of Indictment : Philadelphia, 1791 Dec. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541859

Philadelphia lawyer and stateman, Ingersoll participated in the U. S. Continental Congress as a delegate from Pennsylvania.

From the description of [Letter] 1804 Sep. 20, Philadelphia [to] Jas. Trimble / Jared Ingersoll. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 234303359


From the description of Letters of Jared Ingersoll, 1800-1816. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451121

Member of the Continental Congress; signer of the Constitution.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, 1807 Mar. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269534016

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to George Lattimer, Esq., 1800 Oct. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269539152

Jared Ingersoll, was born in New Haven, Conn. He studied law and established himself as a lawyer in Philadelphia. He was a signer of the Constitution of the United States, admitted in1791 to the bar of the Supreme Court, and until his death was one of the leaders of the Philadelphia Bar. His eldest son Charles Jared Ingersoll entered the College of New Jersey in 1796, but his college career ended in his third year. He wrote a two-volume history of the War of 1812, and at the age of thirty four was a Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He was also one of leaders of the Philadelphia Bar. Jared's other son Joseph Reed Ingersoll, Princeton Class of 1804, was also well known at the Philadelphia Bar. He was minister to England during Pres. Fillmore's administration.

From the description of Ingersoll family collection, 1797-1954 (bulk 1797-1865) (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 66529717

Lawyer, politician. Ingersoll was a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Constitutional Convention.

From the description of Letter, 1815 March 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407601

Ingersoll served as attorney general of Pennsylvania from 1790-1799 and 1811-1817, and as U.S. district attorney for Pennsylvania from 1800-1801. From 1821-1822, he was presiding judge of the district court for the city and county of Philadelphia.

From the description of Letter to Mr. Dallas, 1802. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234340263

American lawyer and politician Jared Ingersoll was born in Connecticut and educated at Yale; he later studied law in Philadelphia and England. His father was a prominent Loyalist, but young Ingersoll came to support the American Revolution and returned to Philadelphia. Affiliated with the firm of Joseph Reed, governor of Pennsylvania, Ingersoll gained great distinction as a lawyer, arguing before the Supreme Court on several occasions. He served in the Continental Congress, and as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He also served as City Solicitor, became the first Attorney General of Pennsylvania, and was the 1812 Federalist candidate for vice-president. Two sons became politicians.

From the description of Jared Ingersoll letter to Abraham Whitmore, 1805 Nov. 11. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61727765


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