John I. Vanmeter

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John Inskeep Vanmeter
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded byJoseph Ridgway
Succeeded byAllen G. Thurman
Personal details
BornFebruary 1798 (1798-02)
Moorefield, Virginia
DiedAugust 3, 1875(1875-08-03) (aged 77)
Chillicothe, Ohio
Resting placeGrandview Cemetery
Political partyWhig
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.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • United States Congress. "John Inskeep VANMETER (id: V000048)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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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 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Succeeded by