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Thomas Lawson PRICE

(1809-1870)

PRICE, Thomas Lawson, a Representative from Missouri; born near Danville, Va., on January 19, 1809; attended the country schools; moved to Missouri in 1831 and settled in Jefferson City; conducted stage lines and engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits; first mayor of Jefferson City 1839-1842; unsuccessful candidate for the State senate in 1845; commissioned brevet major general of the Sixth Division of Missouri Militia in 1847; elected Lieutenant Governor in 1849; member of the State house of representatives 1860-1862; was one of the incorporators of the Capital City Bank and president of the Jefferson Land Co.; actively engaged in the promotion of various railway lines; brigadier general of Volunteers in 1861 and 1862; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of John W. Reid and served from January 21, 1862, to March 3, 1863; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864 and 1868; died in Jefferson City, Mo., July 15, 1870; interment in a private cemetery; reinterment in Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo., in 1912.

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

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