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Hugh Hiram PRICE

(1859-1904)

PRICE, Hugh Hiram, (son of William Thompson Price), a Representative from Wisconsin; born at Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wis., December 2, 1859; attended the grade and high schools, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison; engaged in milling and in the lumber business; member of the city council in 1885 and 1886, and of the Jackson County Board of Wisconsin in 1885 and 1886; secretary of the Jackson County Agricultural Society in 1885; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, United States Representative William T. Price (January 18, 1887-March 3, 1887); resumed his former business pursuits; member of the Wisconsin state senate, 1889; moved to Silver City, N.Mex., in 1894 and engaged in silver mining; moved to Phoenix, Ariz., and served as surveyor general of Arizona Territory for two years; moved to Denver, Colo., and lived in retirement until his death on December 25, 1904; interment in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

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