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Thomas Lawson Price (January 19, 1809 - July 15, 1870) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born near Danville, Virginia, Price attended the country schools. He moved to Missouri in 1831 and settled in Jefferson City. Conducted stage lines and engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits. First mayor of Jefferson City 1839-1842. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the State senate in 1845. Commissioned brevet major general of the Sixth Division of Missouri Militia in 1847.

Price was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1849. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1860-1862. He was one of the incorporators of the Capital City Bank and president of the Jefferson Land Co.. Actively engaged in the promotion of various railway lines. Brigadier general of Volunteers in 1861 and 1862.

Price was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of John W. Reid and served from January 21, 1862, to March 3, 1863. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864 and 1868. He died in Jefferson City, Missouri, July 15, 1870. He was interred in a private cemetery. He was reinterred in Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1912.


Political offices
Preceded by
James Young
Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
Succeeded by
Wilson Brown


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