Jared Ingersoll was born in New Haven, Connecticut back in 1749 to a British colonial official. He lived in Europe from 1773-1776 before returning to the colonies. By 1778, he had committed himself to the cause of American independence. He graduated from Yale College in 1776, after graduation he was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar. In 1780, he was a delegate to the Continental Congress. In 1812, he ran on the Federalist ticket for Vice President, which he lost. He served as attorney general of Pennsylvania, also US. District attorney for Pennsylvania and as presiding judge of the Philadelphia district court.
He died in Philadelphia in 1816, he was 73.
What you may not know about Jared is that he was a signer of the United States Constitution. He also argued the first two cases before the United States Supreme Court. The first two cases were Chisholm v. Georgia and Hylton v. United States.
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