Sergeant, John, 1779-1852

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1779-12-05
Death 1852-11-23
English

Biographical notes:

Pennsylvania congressman.

From the description of Testimonial : Philadelphia, 1835 Oct. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122316936

From the description of ALS : tp S. W. Wager, 1808 Oct. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122586017

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to John D. Steele, 1840 Oct. 31. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475392

From the description of ALS (copy): Philadelphia, to Jacob Sitler, 1805 May 7. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617119

From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Peter S. Du Ponceau, 1815 Dec. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580969

Congressman from Pennsylvania; gave important legal and political counsel to the Second Bank of the U.S.

From the description of Opinion on foreign and domestic exchange, 1819 Aug. 3. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28985903

Lawyer, public official, and U.S. representative from Pennyslvania.

From the description of John Sergeant correspondence, 1837-1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980390

Member of Congress and President of Pennsylvania Board of Canal Commissioners.

SERGEANT, John, (son of Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, grandfather of John Sergeant Wise and Richard Alsop Wise, and great-grandfather of John Crain Kunkel), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., December 5, 1779; attended the common schools and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; was graduated from Princeton College in 1795; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1799 and practiced in Philadelphia for fifty years; deputy attorney general for Philadelphia in 1800; commissioner of bankruptcy for Pennsylvania in 1801; member of the state house of representatives 1808-1810; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan Williams; reelected to the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses and served from October 10, 1815, to March 3, 1823; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection; president of the Pennsylvania Board of Canal Commissioners in 1825; envoy to the Panama Congress in 1826; elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1829); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; unsuccessful National-Republican candidate for election as Vice President of the United States in 1832; president of the state constitutional convention in 1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1837, until his resignation on September 15, 1841; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Twenty-sixth Congress); died in Philadelphia, Pa., November 23, 1852; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery. (Con. Bio. Dir.)

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000246

From the description of John Sergeant papers, 1821-1838 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 496138175

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Subjects:

  • Legislators
  • Tariff
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Banks and banking
  • Learned institutions and societies--History--19th century
  • Currency question
  • Coal trade
  • Banks and banking--History
  • Manuscripts, American

Occupations:

  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Pennsylvania
  • Lawyers
  • Public officials--Pennsylvania

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  • Peru (as recorded)
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  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
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  • United States (as recorded)
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