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  Sergeant, John
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NameJohn Sergeant
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born December 05, 1779
DiedNovember 23, 1852 (72 years)
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Jan 17, 2009 07:22am
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Info(son of Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, grandfather of John Sergeant Wise and Richard Alsop Wise, and great-grandfather of John Crain Kunkel), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., December 5, 1779; attended the common schools and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; was graduated from Princeton College in 1795; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1799 and practiced in Philadelphia for fifty years; deputy attorney general for Philadelphia in 1800; commissioner of bankruptcy for Pennsylvania in 1801; member of the State house of representatives 1808-1810; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan Williams; reelected to the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses and served from October 10, 1815, to March 3, 1823; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection; president of the Pennsylvania Board of Canal Commissioners in 1825; envoy to the Panama Congress in 1826; elected to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1829); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; unsuccessful National-Republican candidate for election as Vice President of the United States in 1832; president of the State constitutional convention in 1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1837, until his resignation on September 15, 1841; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Twenty-sixth Congress); died in Philadelphia, Pa., November 23, 1852; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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Wife Margaretta Sergeant 00, 0000-
Daughter Sarah Sergent Wise 0000-
Grandson Richard A. Wise 1843-1900
Grandson John S. Wise 1846-1913
Father Jonathan Sergeant 1746-1793

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RACES
  01/14/1851 PA US Senate Lost 3.01% (-54.14%)
  06/09/1848 US Vice President - W Convention Lost 1.84% (-51.23%)
  01/14/1845 PA US Senate Lost 0.75% (-53.38%)
  05/01/1844 US Vice President - W Convention Lost 11.59% (-35.37%)
  10/13/1840 PA - District 02 Won 30.38% (+0.01%)
  12/15/1839 US House Speaker Lost 0.15% (-17.59%)
  10/09/1838 PA - District 02 Won 34.58% (+0.00%)
  10/11/1836 PA District 02 Won 31.53% (+0.05%)
  10/08/1833 PA - District 01 - Special Election Lost 42.46% (-13.95%)
  11/06/1832 US Vice President Lost 17.13% (-48.95%)
  12/15/1831 US Vice President - NRP Convention Won 96.43% (+92.86%)
  10/14/1828 PA - District 02 Lost 45.77% (-8.46%)
  10/09/1827 PA District 02 - Special Election Won 51.38% (+2.76%)
  11/07/1826 PA Governor General Election Lost 1.57% (-95.31%)
  10/10/1826 PA - District 02 Won 34.83% (+0.00%)
  02/18/1825 PA US Senate Lost 14.29% (-40.60%)
  12/10/1821 PA US Senate Lost 2.82% (-30.65%)
  11/15/1820 US House Speaker Lost 13.89% (-16.27%)
  10/10/1820 PA District 1 Won 24.81% (+9.75%)
  10/13/1818 PA - District 01 Won 14.25% (+0.00%)
  10/08/1816 PA - District 01 Won 11.85% (-1.29%)
  10/10/1815 PA - District 01 - Special Election Won 60.22% (+20.44%)
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