Honorable Philadelph Van Trump


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Honorable Philadelph Van Trump 1

  • Born: 15 Nov 1810, Lancaster, Fairfield, OH 1
  • Marriage (1): Louisa Beecher
  • Died: 31 Jul 1874, Lancaster, Fairfield, OH at age 63 1
  • Buried: Lancaster: Elmwood Cemetery, Fairfield, OH

   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 Van Trump, familiarly known as Col. Van Trump, was born in Lancaster, in 1811, or 1812. The advantages of the day were limited. In his youth he received an ordinary pioneer log cabin school education. He was at one time connected with the Lancaster press, when a young man, after which he turned his attention to law, and attained a high position at the Lancaster bar, where for several years he was a partner of Henry Stanberry. In 1862, he was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, filling this position until he was elected to Congress, in 1867. He served six years in Congress. In 1873, being in poor health, he declined the fourth term. In 1876 he died. Mr. Van Trump, was a law student of Philomon Beecher, also his son-in-law, marrying his youngest daughter, Louisa.

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.)


1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (1974-Present, Washington, D.C.

2 Graham, A. A., History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio (1883.), Page 92.

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