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Philadelph Van Trump (November 15, 1810 - July 31, 1874) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Lancaster, Ohio, Van Trump attended the public schools. Learned the art of printing and subsequently became editor of the Gazette and Enquirer at Lancaster. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lancaster on May 14, 1838. He served as delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852. He was an unsuccessful candidate of the American Party for Governor in 1856. 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 1862-1867. He was an unsuccessful candidate for supreme judge 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. He resumed the practice of law in Lancaster, Ohio, and died there on July 31, 1874. He was interred in Elmwood Cemetery.



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