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Jared Ingersoll

Birthplace: New Haven, CT
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jared Ingersoll, I and Hannah Ingersoll (Whiting)
Husband of Elizabeth Ingersoll
Father of Charles Jared Ingersoll; Joseph Reed Ingersoll and Edward Ingersoll
Brother of Jared Ingersoll

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About Jared Ingersoll

Jared Ingersoll was the son of British Colonial official and Loyalist, Jared Ingersoll, Sr., and shared his father's Loyalist feelings. Ingersoll studied law at the Middle Temple in London. During a two year tour of the continent following his studies, he shed his Loyalist sympathies, for reasons unknown.Ingersoll returned to the colonies and took up the legal profession in Philadelphia.

Ingersoll entered politics by being elected to the Continental Congress in 1780-81.

Ingersoll held a variety of public positions: member of the Philadelphia common council (1789); attorney general of Pennsylvania (1790-99 and 1811-17); Philadelphia city solicitor (1798-1801); presiding judge of the Philadelphia District Court (1821-22). He was the Federalist Vice-Presidential candidate in 1812, but lost the election.

Ingersoll attained distinction in his legal practice. In 1791 he began to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and took part in some memorial cases.

- information taken from the National Part Services web site, based on studies prepared by Prof. Charles H. McCormick, Fairmont State College, W. VA and Mrs. Mary M. Bodnar, Springfield, VA.

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Jared Ingersoll's Timeline

October 24, 1749
New Haven, CT
October 3, 1782
Age 32
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
June 14, 1786
Age 36
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
September 17, 1787
- September 17, 1787
Age 37
Independence Hall, Philadelphia,

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July 27, 1790
Age 40
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
October 31, 1822
Age 73
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pennsylvania, USA