|Honorable Philadelph Van Trump
Honorable Philadelph Van Trump 1
Another name for Philadelph was Philadelphus Van Trump.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Occupation: attorney in 1839 in Lancaster, Fairfield, OH. He and brother-in-law Henry Stanberry took over the law practice of Philemon Beecher following his 1839 death.
2. Occupation: U.S. Congressman on 4 Mar 1867 in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA. VAN TRUMP, Philadelph, a Representative from Ohio; born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, November 15, 1810; attended the public schools; learned the art of printing and subsequently became editor of the Gazette and Enquirer at Lancaster; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lancaster on May 14, 1838; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852; unsuccessful candidate of the American Party for Governor in 1856; delegate to the Bell and Everett State convention in 1860 and served as president; judge of the court of common pleas 1862-1867; unsuccessful candidate for supreme judge of Ohio in 1863, 1864, and 1865; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; served as president of the Democratic State convention in 1869; resumed the practice of law in Lancaster, Ohio, and died there on July 31, 1874; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
3. Book: History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio, 1883. 2
Philadelph married Louisa Beecher, daughter of Honorable Philemon Beecher and Susan Gillespie. (Louisa Beecher was born on 22 Feb 1816 in , , OH and died on 26 Mar 1861 in Lancaster, Fairfield, OH.)
<i>Biographical Directory of the United States Congress</i> (1974-Present, Washington, D.C.
2 Graham, A. A, <i>History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio</i> (1883.), Page 92.