Philadelph Van Trump

Philadelph Van Trump (November 15, 1810 – July 31, 1874) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1867 to 1873.

Philadelph Van Trump
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byWilliam E. Finck
Succeeded byHugh J. Jewett
Personal details
Born(1810-11-15)November 15, 1810
Lancaster, Ohio
DiedJuly 31, 1874(1874-07-31) (aged 63)
Lancaster, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic
Other political


Born in Lancaster, Ohio, Van Trump attended a public school. He learned the art of printing and subsequently became editor of the Gazette and Enquirer at Lancaster. He also studied law and was admitted to the bar. He started practice in Lancaster on May 14, 1838. He served as delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852. In 1856, Van Trump was an unsuccessful candidate of the American Party for Governor. He served as delegate to the Bell and Everett State convention in 1860 and served as president. He served as judge of the court of common pleas from 1862 to 1867. Van Trump failed in elections to be a judge on the Supreme Court of Ohio in 1863, 1864, and 1865.

Van Trump was elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1872. He served as president of the Democratic State convention in 1869. Van Trump resumed the practice of law in Lancaster, Ohio, and died there on July 31, 1874. He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Philadelph Van Trump (id: V000060)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Know Nothing nominee for Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1867–March 3, 1873
Succeeded by