|Secretary of State
December 16,1817 –July 6,1819
|Samuel D. Ingham
|Pennsylvania Attorney General
July 7,1819 –December 20,1820
| Amos Ellmaker
|Associate Justice,Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
February 3,1834 –1846
|May 8,1860 (aged 78)
|4 survived to adulthood
Thomas Sergeant (January 14,1782 –May 8,1860) was a Pennsylvania lawyer,judge,and politician. He served as Secretary of State,Attorney General,and as an associate justice of the state Supreme Court.
Sergeant and his twin Henry were born the sons of Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant and Margaret Spencer. He graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1798. He then read law under Jared Ingersoll,and was admitted to the Philadelphia bar in 1802.
In 1812,he married Sarah Bache,a daughter of Sarah Franklin Bache,who was a daughter of Benjamin Franklin. Their children were Henry Jonathan,Emma,Frances,Thomas Jr.,and William,who died in infancy.His grandson,by Frances,was the scholar and linguist Thomas Sergeant Perry.
From 1812 to 1814,Sergeant served in the state legislature. From 1814 to 1817he was an associate judge of the District Court of Philadelphia. From 1817 to 1819 he was Secretary of the Commonwealth. From 1819 to 1820 he was state Attorney General.
From 1828 to 1832,he was postmaster of Philadelphia. In 1831,Sergeant was elected as a member to the American Philosophical Society.From 1834 to 1846 he served as an associate justice of the state Supreme Court. Upon resigning,he resumed private practice. He was president of the Law Academy and a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania.
Sergeant wrote several books on Pennsylvania law.
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