|United States Senator|
from West Virginia
August 26, 1876 – January 26, 1877
|Preceded by||Allen T. Caperton|
|Succeeded by||Frank Hereford|
|5th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia|
|Preceded by||Robert L. Montague|
|Succeeded by||Leopold C. P. Cowper|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates|
|Born||July 28, 1805|
Fauquier County, Virginia
|Died||February 25, 1884 (aged 78)|
Lewisburg, West Virginia
Samuel Price (July 28, 1805 – February 25, 1884) was Virginia lawyer and politician, who helped to establish the state of West Virginia during the American Civil War and became Lieutenant Governor, and later a United States Senator.
Early and family life
Voters elected Price to the Virginia House of Delegates, where he represented Nicholas County part time from 1834 to 1836, then moved to Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1836 and to Lewisburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1838. He was prosecuting attorney for Braxton County from 1836 to 1850 and represented Braxton County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1847 to 1850 and again in 1852.
Price was a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850, and the Virginia Secession Convention of 1861 where he voted against secession. In 1863 he was elected the fifth Lieutenant Governor of Virginia 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. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1876 for election to fill the vacancy.
Death and legacy
In 1884. Price died in Lewisburg. Interment was in the Stuart Burying Ground at Stuart Manor, near Lewisburg.
- United States Congress. "Samuel Price (id: P000530)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Andrew J. Montague
| Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
Leopold C. P. Cowper
Allen T. Caperton
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from West Virginia
Served alongside: Henry G. Davis