Jared INGERSOLL, Congress, PA (1749-1822)


INGERSOLL, Jared, (father of Charles Jared Ingersoll and Joseph ReedIngersoll), a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in New Haven, Conn., October 24, 1749; received a classical education; was graduated from Yale College in 1766; settled in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1771; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1773; finished his legal education at the Middle Temple, London, England, in 1774, and then went to Paris in 1776; returned to Philadelphia in 1778 and commenced practice; Member of the Continental Congress in 1780; delegate to the convention that framed the Federal Constitution in 1787; was the first attorney general of Pennsylvania 1790-1799 and served again from 1811 to 1817; United States district attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania; declined the appointment of judge of the Federal court in 1801; unsuccessful Federalist candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1812; presiding judge of the district court of Philadelphia County until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., October 31, 1822; interment in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Fourth and Pine Streets.


Gipson, Lawrence H. American Loyalist, Jared Ingersoll. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1971.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present