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Jesse Dashiell PRICE

(1863-1939)

PRICE, Jesse Dashiell, a Representative from Maryland; born in Whitehaven, Somerset (later Wicomico) County, Md., August 15, 1863; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile and manufacturing enterprises and in banking; member of the city council of Salisbury in 1903; treasurer of Wicomico County 1903-1907; member of the State senate 1908-1916 and served as president of the senate and ex officio Lieutenant Governor 1912-1916, when he resigned to enter Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. Harry Covington; reelected to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses and served from November 3, 1914, to March 3, 1919; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; member of the Maryland State tax commission 1923-1935; died at Ocean City, Md., May 14, 1939; interment in Parsons Cemetery, Salisbury, Md.

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

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