Philadelph Van Trump

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"(November 15, 1810 -- July 31, 1874). Philadelph Van Trump was a(n) printer, editor, lawyer, public servant, judge, and American politician. He was born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. Van Trump studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1838. He was a delegate to the Whig National Convention (1852), unsuccessful American Party Governor (1867), delegate and president to the Bell and Everett State Convention (1860), and served as president of the Democratic State Convention (1869). Philadelph was also a judge of the court of common pleas (1862 - 1867) and an unsuccessful candidate for supreme judge of Ohio (1863, 1864, and 1865). He was elected as a Democrat to the 40th, 41st, and 42nd Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 4, 1873) and was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Ohio Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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