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Charles Melvin PRICE

(1905-1988)

PRICE, Charles Melvin, a Representative from Illinois; born in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., January 1, 1905; attended the parochial schools, St. Louis (Mo.) University High School, and St. Louis (Mo.) University; sports editor 1925-1927 and newspaper correspondent 1927-1933; member of the St. Clair County Board of Supervisors 1929-1931; secretary to Congressman Edwin M. Schaefer 1933-1943; enlisted in the United States Army in October 1943 and served in the Quartermaster Corps at Camp Lee, Va., until elected to Congress in 1944; director, Edgemont Bank and Trust, East St. Louis, Ill.; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the twenty-one succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1945, until his death in Camp Springs, Md., on April 22, 1988; chairman, Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Ninetieth through Ninety-fourth Congresses), Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (Ninety-third Congress), Committee on Armed Services (Ninety-fourth through Ninety-eighth Congresses); was a resident of Belleville, Ill.; interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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