Andrew Price (politician)

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Andrew Price

Andrew Price (April 2, 1854 - February 5, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Louisiana.

Born on Chatsworth plantation, near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, Price attended various private schools. He was graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1875 and from the law department of Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1877. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in St. Louis until 1880, when he returned to Louisiana and engaged in sugar planting. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888.

Price was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father-in-law, Edward James Gay. He was reelected to the Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fourth Congresses and served from December 2, 1889, to March 3, 1897. He died at Acadia plantation, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, on February 5, 1909. He was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward James Gay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 3rd congressional district

December 2, 1889 – March 4, 1897
Succeeded by
Robert Foligny Broussard