Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

William Price (c. 1794-1868)
MSA SC 3520-1815


Born c. 1794 in Washington County, Maryland.  Son of Josiah Price.  Attended Dickinson College.  Studied law under John Thompson Mason.  Married Marion Bruce, daughter of Upton Bruce.  Died November 25, 1868.  Buried at St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore, November 27, 1868.

General Assembly:
Member, Maryland State Senate, Western Shore, 1824.  Member, House of Delegates, Baltimore City, 1861-62. Unionist. Chair, Standing Committee on the Judiciary. Member, Standing Committee on Elections; Joint Committee to Report a Bill on an Oath of Allegiance; Joint Committee on Reapportionment; Joint Committee on Conference on the Baltimore Police Bill.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Attorney.  In 1852, Price was selected by the General Assembly, along with Frederick Stone and Samuel Tyler, to revise the Maryland rules of practice.  City Counselor, Baltimore City, 1861-62. U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, 1862-65 and 1866-67. President, Union Party Baltimore City Convention of 1864. Presidential elector, 1832, 1836, and 1844. Author of Clement Falconer, 1838.

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