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Samuel Price

Born: Jul 28, 1805

Death: Feb 25, 1884

Birthplace: Fauquier County

Nationality: United States

Samuel Price

Date of Birth : Jul 28, 1805
Date of Death : Feb 25, 1884
Birth Place : Fauquier County

Samuel Price was a United States Senator from West Virginia. Born in Fauquier County, Virginia, he moved with his parents to Preston County in 1815. He received a preparatory training, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1832, commencing the practice of his profession in Nicholas and Braxton Counties. He was county clerk of Nicholas County 1830 and prosecuting attorney in 1833. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1834 to 1836, and moved to Wheeling, Virginia in 1836 and to Lewisburg, Virginia in 1838. He was prosecuting attorney for Braxton County from 1836 to 1850 and a member of the House of Delegates from 1847 to 1850 and in 1852. Price was a delegate to the constitutional conventions in 1850, 1851, and 1861; in 1863 he was elected the fifth Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in and served until the close of the Civil War. He was a delegate to the constitutional convention of West Virginia in 1872 and was its president. He was appointed as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Allen T. Caperton and served from August 26, 1876, to January 26, 1877, when a successor was elected.

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