Theron Moses Rice

Theron Moses Rice ( born September 21, 1829 in Mecca, Trumbull County, Ohio; † November 7, 1895 in Boonville, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1881 and 1883 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Theron Rice visited the Academy in Chester. After that he taught during the winter months in the district schools. After studying law and his 1854 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Mahoning County in this profession. In the spring of 1858 he moved to the place in California Missouri. During the Civil War he served in an infantry unit from Missouri in the Union army. He rose to the colonel. In 1866 he moved to Tipton, where he practiced as a lawyer again. Between 1868 and 1874 Rice worked as a district judge.

Politically, he was a member of the short-lived Greenback Party. In the congressional elections of 1880 he was in the seventh election district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Finis Philips on March 4, 1881. Since he resigned in 1882 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1883. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Theron Rice worked as a lawyer in Boonville; in this city he is on November 7, 1895 and passed away. He was buried in Tipton.