Thomas Lawson Price

Thomas Lawson Price

Birth
Danville, Danville City, Virginia, USA
Death 15 Jul 1870 (aged 61)
Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Burial Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 7
Memorial ID 6732914 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General, US Congressman. Born in Danville, Virginia, he moved to Missouri, in 1831, settled in Jefferson City, where he conducted stage lines, plus engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits. He was the first Mayor of Jefferson City, serving (1839-42) and commissioned brevet Major General of the 6th Division of Missouri Militia in 1847. He was elected the 8th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, serving (1848-53) and served as a member of the State House of Representatives (1860-62). With the advent of the Civil War, he was appointed a Brigadier General of US Volunteers in 1861. In 1862, he was elected as a Democrat to the thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of John W. Reid and served until 1863. An unsuccessful candidate for re-election, he served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864 and 1868. He died at age 61.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 29 Aug 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6732914
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Lawson Price (19 Jan 1809–15 Jul 1870), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6732914, citing Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .