Hon. John Inskeep Van Meter, Whig Congressman, helped author the Piketon Anti-Abolition Resolutions of 1836.


This file appears in: Rev. Edward Weed & the Piketon Anti-Abolition Resolutions
Hon. John Inskeep Van Meter, Whig Congressman, helped author the Piketon Anti-Abolition Resolutions of 1836.

A native of Virginia, Van Meter began his Ohio political career in 1836, when he ran for the Ohio Senate and won, representing Ross, Pike, and Jackson counties. Van Meter would later serve as a Presidential Elector in 1840, casting his ballot for William Henry Harrison. Three years later, in 1843, Van Meter defeated the Democratic former Gov. Robert Lucas for Congress, winning the "Chillicothe District."


This file appears in: Rev. Edward Weed & the Piketon Anti-Abolition Resolutions