William P. Price

William Pierce Price ( born January 29, 1835 in Dahlonega, Georgia, † November 4, 1908 ) was an American politician. Between 1870 and 1873 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Price attended the common schools and then served an apprenticeship in the printing trade. In 1851 he moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where he studied at Furman University. However, he broke from this study without a degree. Instead, he engaged in the newspaper business. In Greenville, he worked for the local newspaper " Southern Enterprise " -

After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1856 admitted to the bar he began in Greenville to work in his new profession. During the Civil War he served as a sergeant in a unit from South Carolina who fought on the side of the Confederacy. Politically Price was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1864 and 1866 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from South Carolina.

In 1866 he returned to his birthplace, Dahlonega. From 1868 to 1870 he was a member of the House of Representatives of Georgia. In the congressional elections of 1868 in the sixth constituency of Georgia was not a candidate in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. Thus, a by-election was due for this seat, which won Price. On 22 December 1870 he was able to take up his new mandate in Congress. After a re-election at the regular elections of the year 1870, he could remain until March 3, 1873 U.S. House of Representatives. In 1872 he abandoned a bid again.

In the years 1877 and 1879 and again from 1894 to 1895 he was again a deputy in the House of Representatives from Georgia; 1880-1881 belonged Price on the state Senate. In 1880 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Cincinnati, was nominated on the Winfield Scott Hancock as a presidential candidate. In addition, Price was from 1870 to 1908 curator of the North Georgia Agricultural College. Otherwise, he practiced as a lawyer again. William Price died on 4 November 1908 in his birthplace of Dahlonega.