Andrew Price (politician)

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Andrew Price
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 3rd district
In office
December 2, 1889 – March 3, 1897
Preceded byEdward J. Gay
Succeeded byRobert F. Broussard
Personal details
Born(1854-04-02)April 2, 1854
near Franklin, Louisiana
DiedFebruary 5, 1909(1909-02-05) (aged 54)
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materCumberland School of Law

Andrew Price (April 2, 1854 – February 5, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Louisiana.

Born on Chatsworth plantation, near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, Price attended various private schools. He graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1875, and from the Law Department of Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1877. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in St. Louis until 1880, when he returned to Louisiana and engaged in sugar planting. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888.

Price was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father-in-law, Edward James Gay. He was reelected to the Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fourth Congresses and served from December 2, 1889 to March 3, 1897. Price owned Clover Bottom Farm outside Nashville, Tennessee, which he and his wife used primarily as a summer home, and where he raised livestock and thoroughbred horses. He died at Acadia Plantation in Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, on February 5, 1909. He was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Andrew Price (id: P000521)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward James Gay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 3rd congressional district

December 2, 1889 – March 3, 1897
Succeeded by
Robert Foligny Broussard