PRICE, William Thompson, (1824 - 1886)


PRICE, William Thompson, (father of Hugh Hiram Price), a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Huntingdon County, Pa., June 17, 1824; attended the common schools; was a clerk in a store in Hollidaysburg, Pa., and also studied law; moved to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, in 1845, and in the following autumn moved to Black River Falls, Wis.; engaged in lumbering and agricultrual pursuits; deputy sheriff of Crawford County in 1849; member of the Wisconsin State assembly in 1851 and again in 1882; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and engaged in the practice of law; in 1854 moved to La Crosse, Wis., and operated a stage line between La Crosse and Black River Falls; moved to Black River Falls and continued the practice of law until 1857; judge of Jackson County in 1854 and 1859; under sheriff of Crawford County in 1855; county treasurer in 1856 and 1857; served in the State senate in 1857, 1870, and 1878-1881, and was president of the Senate in 1879; collector of internal revenue 1863-1865; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1883, until his death at Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wis., December 6, 1886; interment in Riverside Cemetery.