John G. Sargent
|John Garibaldi Sargent|
|53rd United States Attorney General|
March 7, 1925 – March 4, 1929
|Preceded by||Harlan Fiske Stone|
|Succeeded by||William DeWitt Mitchell|
|Attorney General of Vermont|
|Preceded by||Clarke C. Fitts|
|Succeeded by||Rufus E. Brown|
October 13, 1860|
Ludlow, Vermont, U.S.
|Died||March 5, 1939
Ludlow, Vermont, U.S.
|Resting place||Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Gordon Sargent|
|Alma mater||Tufts College|
John Garibaldi Sargent (October 13, 1860 – March 5, 1939) was an American lawyer and government official. He served as United States Attorney General during the administration of President Calvin Coolidge.
John G. Sargent was born in Ludlow, Vermont on October 13, 1860, the son of John Henmon Sargent and Ann Eliza Hanley. He graduated from Black River Academy, and received his degree from Tufts College in 1887. Sargent was married to the former Mary Lorraine Gordon on August 4, 1887. They had a daughter, Gladys Gordon Sargent.
In addition to practicing law, Sargent was active in the insurance business, served as President of the Ludlow Savings Bank, and was a member of the board of directors of several railroads and other corporations.
A Republican, he served as Windsor County State's Attorney from 1898 to 1900. Sargent was Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs (chief assistant) for Stickney during Stickney's term as Governor of Vermont from 1900 to 1902.
In 1925, President Coolidge's nominee for Attorney General, Charles B. Warren, was rejected by the United States Senate. Coolidge then nominated Sargent, whom he had known since childhood. Sargent was confirmed unanimously, and served until March 4, 1929.
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Harlan Fiske Stone
|U.S. Attorney General
Served under: Calvin Coolidge
William DeWitt Mitchell
Clarke C. Fitts
|Vermont Attorney General
Rufus E. Brown