John G. Sargent
John Garibaldi Sargent (October 13, 1860 – March 5, 1939) was an American lawyer and statesman.
He graduated from Tufts College in 1887, studied law and was admitted to the Vermont bar in 1890. Sargent joined the firm of Stickney, Sargent & Skeels, which included William W. Stickney as a partner. He served as Windsor County State's Attorney from 1898 to 1900.
A Republican, he served as secretary of civil and military affairs (chief assistant) for Stickney when Stickney was Governor from 1900 to 1902. From 1908 to 1912 Sargent was Vermont Attorney General. In 1912 he earned a master's degree from Tufts.
In 1925, Charles B. Warren, President Calvin Coolidge's first choice for Attorney General of the United States was rejected by the United States Senate. Coolidge then named Sargent, whom he had known since childhood. (Coolidge and Stickney were also cousins.) Sargent was confirmed unanimously and served until March 5, 1929.
After leaving office he returned to practicing law, and was also chairman of the Vermont Commission on Uniform State Laws, and a trustee of the Black River Academy. He died in 1939 in Ludlow, Vermont, aged 78, and is buried in Ludlow's Pleasant View Cemetery.
He was a Universalist.
Harlan Fiske Stone
|U.S. Attorney General
Served under: Calvin Coolidge
William D. Mitchell
Selections from the Diary and Correspondence of John G. Sargent: A Minister of the Society of Friends (1885) [Hardcover] Containing An Account Of His Labors And Travels In The Service Of The Gospel.