William T. Price

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William T. Price
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – December 6, 1886
Preceded by Thaddeus C. Pound
Succeeded by Hugh H. Price
Personal details
Born (1824-06-17)June 17, 1824
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Died December 6, 1886(1886-12-06) (aged 62)
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Political party Republican

William Thompson Price (June 17, 1824 – December 6, 1886) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, father of Hugh H. Price.

Born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, Price attended the common schools. He was a clerk in a store in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, and also studied law. He moved to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, in 1845, and in the following autumn moved to Black River Falls, Wisconsin. He engaged in lumbering and agricultural pursuits. He was deputy sheriff of Crawford County in 1849. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1851 and again in 1882. He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and engaged in the practice of law. In 1854, he moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin, and operated a stage line between La Crosse and Black River Falls. He moved back to Black River Falls and continued the practice of law until 1857. He served as judge of Jackson County in 1854 and 1859. Under sheriff of Crawford County in 1855. County treasurer in 1856 and 1857. He served in the Wisconsin State Senate in 1857, 1870, and 1878–1881, and was president of the Senate in 1879. He served as collector of internal revenue 1863–1865.

Price was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1883, until his death in Black River Falls, Wisconsin on December 6, 1886. He was interred in Riverside Cemetery. While in congress, he represented Wisconsin's 8th congressional district. To fill the vacancy caused by his death, his son, Hugh H. Price was elected to fill his place serving until the end of the Forty-ninth Congress.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thaddeus C. Pound
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1883 - December 6, 1886
Succeeded by
Hugh H. Price