By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on
Jared Ingersoll Junior (1749 - 1822) joined the cause of independence during the Revolution, despite having studied law in England and France and his father remaining loyal to the king. Ingersoll Junior served in the Continental Congress and attended the Constitutional Convention. After the war, his legal talent helped him become attorney general of Pennsylvania, United States district attorney, and presiding judge of the district court of Philadelphia County. Despite having attended the Constitutional Convention, Ingersoll Junior preferred the Articles of Confederation.