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Sergeant, John

Born: 1779 AD
Died: 1852 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician, Representative

1779 – Born on December 5th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Representative from Pennsylvania.

1795 – Graduated from Princeton College.

1799 – He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He practiced in Philadelphia for fifty years.

1800 – Became the deputy attorney general for Philadelphia.

1801 – Was the commissioner of bankruptcy for Pennsylvania.

1808 – A member of the state house of representatives.

1815-1823 – Was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan Williams.

         – Was reelected to the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses.

1825 – The president of the Pennsylvania Board of Canal Commissioners.

1826 – Envoy to the Panama Congress.

1827-1829 – Elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress.

         – National Republican vice-presidential candidate.

1837 – Elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses.

1838 – Became president of the state constitutional convention.

1852 – Died on November 23rd in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.