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Born in New Haven, Ingersoll attended Yale and practiced law in New Haven. He became Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives and then was elected to Congress in 1824 as a Democrat. He served thus until 1833, generally supporting Jacksonian measures. Here he exonerates himself from blame for the overdraft, and explains the bank's error. President Polk appointed Ingersoll Minister to Russia in 1846. In the final act of his political career he became Mayor of New Haven in 1851, and then returned to private practice. Item #30679