John I. Vanmeter

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John Inskeep Vanmeter
John Inskeep Vanmeter.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded by Joseph Ridgway
Succeeded by Allen G. Thurman
Personal details
Born February, 1798
Moorefield, Virginia
Died August 3, 1875(1875-08-03) (aged 77)
Chillicothe, Ohio
Resting place Grandview Cemetery
Political party Whig
Alma mater

John Inskeep Vanmeter (February 1798 – August 3, 1875) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born near Moorefield, Virginia (now West Virginia), in February 1798, Vanmeter attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1821. He studied law at the Litchfield Law School. He was admitted to the bar of Virginia in 1822 and commenced practice in Moorefield. He served as member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1824. He retired from practice. He moved to Pike County, Ohio, in 1826 and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1836. He served in the Ohio Senate in 1838.

Vanmeter was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress. He was affiliated with the Democratic Party in 1856.

He moved to Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1855, where he resided until his death August 3, 1875. He was interred in Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA.

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Ohio Senate
Preceded by
David Crouse
Ohio State Senator from Ross, Pike & Jackson counties
December 5, 1837 – December 1, 1839
Succeeded by
John Hough
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Ridgway
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Succeeded by
Allen G. Thurman