Henry Bertram Price
|Henry Bertrand Price|
|30th Naval Governor of Guam|
August 4, 1923 – August 26, 1924
|Preceded by||Adelbert Althouse|
|Succeeded by||A.W. Brown|
June 20, 1869|
|Died||September 23, 1941
San Francisco, California
|Alma mater||United States Naval Academy|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
Henry Bertrand Price (June 29, 1869 – September 23, 1941) was a United States Navy Captain who served as the 30th Naval Governor of Guam. As a naval officer, he served on many assignments, including with the Bureau of Ordnance. In 1913, he became executive officer of the USS Delaware, and two years later commanding officer of the USS Melville. Becoming governor in 1923, Price focused on agricultural development, particularly in the region of Mangilao, Guam. He also ordered increased road building and the establishment of the Guam Department of Agriculture.
Life and legacy
He married Katherine French Hanks in Honolulu; she died in 1901. The Captain Henry B. Price Elementary School is named in his honor. The school was opened in 1958 and serves grades kindergarten through five; it was named because of Price's push for agricultural development in the area in the 1920s.
Upon graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1895, Price became an assistant engineer and an ensign. He became a lieutenant in 1901. With this rank, he served aboard both the USS Don Juan de Austria and the USS Princeton. In 1907, he served in the Bureau of Ordnance. In 1913, he became executive officer aboard the USS Delaware. In December 1915, he set sail as the first commanding officer of the USS Melville. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1917.
Price served as Governor of Guam from August 4, 1923 to August 26, 1924. During his term, he encouraged an increase in self-sufficient farming. He also developed the area of Mangilao, Guam by building a road to the village and ordering the establishment of the Guam Department of Agriculture and a dairy factory there.
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