INGERSOLL, Jared, (father of Charles Jared Ingersoll and Joseph Reed
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 and signed it; 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.
BibliographyGipson, Lawrence H.
American Loyalist, Jared Ingersoll. New Haven, Conn.: Yale
University Press, 1971.