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Jared Ingersoll

jurist

Jared Ingersoll, American jurist. member Continental Congress, 1780; member Philadelphia Common Council, 1789.

Background

Ingersoll, Jared was born on October 27, 1749 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Son of Jared and Hannah (Whiting) Ingersoll.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1766.

Career

Admitted to Philadelphia bar, 1773, Middle Temple, London, England., 1773, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar, 1791. Member Continental Congress, 1780. Delegate Federal Convention of 1787.

Member Philadelphia Common Council, 1789. Attorney general Pennsylvania, 1790-1799, 1811-1817. Pleaded case Chisholm versus Georgia before Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1792, Hylton versus United States (1st case to involve constitutionality of an act of Congress), 1796.

City solicitor Philadelphia, 1798-1801. United States district attorney for Pennsylvania, 1800-1801. Nominated for vice pres United States by Pennsylvania Federalists, 1811.

Presiding judge of District Court for City and County of Philadelphia, 1821-1822.

Membership

Member Continental Congress, 1780. Member Philadelphia Common Council, 1789.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Pettit, December 6, 1781. Children: Charles Jared, Joseph Reed.

father:
Jared Ingersoll

mother:
Hannah (Whiting) Ingersoll

spouse:
Elizabeth Pettit

children:
Charles Jared Ingersoll

Joseph Reed Ingersoll