John Garibaldi Sargent (October 13, 1860-March 5, 1939), son of John Henman and Ann Eliza Hanley Sargent, was born in Ludlow, Vermont. Educated at Black River Academy and a 1887 graduate of Tufts University, Sargent studied law with William Wallace Stickney and was admitted to the Vermont bar in 1890. Sargent and Stickney became law partners in Ludlow; the firm eventually included Homer L. Skeels.
Sargent's distinguished career in Vermont public service included terms as State's Attorney for Windsor County, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, and Attorney General. From 1925 to 1929 he served as Attorney General of the United States in the administration of fellow Black River Academy graduate Calvin Coolidge.
In 1887, Sargent married Mary Loraine Gordon (b. November 23, 1864), daughter of Thomas Sumner Gordon (December 8, 1812-March 22, 1894) and Melissa Loraine Colburn (May 5, 1838-May 26, 1889). Mary Sargent studied art at the Cowles Art School in Boston in 1890.
From the description of John Garibaldi Sargent papers, 1878-1943. (Vermont Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 42322439