Representative Eliphalet Price View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 12/10/1880
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey
Party Affiliation: Whig
Assemblies Served:
House: 3 (1850)
Home County: Clayton
Eliphalet Price
Clayton County
Born in Jersey City in the state of New Jersey on the 31st day of January, 1811, and died at Colorado Springs, Colorado, on December 10, 1880. His father, Eliphalet Price, was a Presbyterian clergyman and instructor in the city of Jersey City, New Jersey. Our subject spent his boyhood in the cities of New Jersey and New York. He was educated in the common schools of his native place and under the instructions of his father until he attained the age of eighteen years, when his father took him to New York City and bound him for seven years as an apprentice to learn the trade of a painter. He read law and was admitted to the bar in the district court of Clayton county, Iowa, and at once entered upon the practice of his profession. He represented Clayton county in the Third Iowa General Assembly, 1850. He was elected county judge in 1855, and at the expiration of his term he found his health so impaired by asthma as to render him unable to attend to the business of his clients. He then gave such time as his health would permit to literature and writing for the newspapers, journals and magazines. He was one of the charter members of the Masonic lodge, Prairie La Porte, No. 147, organized August 13, 1859, at Guttenberg, Iowa. Mr. Price will long be remembered for his fine interesting conversational powers and high literary attainments, yet he was a kind, courteous and social friend to all, whether rich or poor, and his sympathies were always aroused at any sign of distress or sorrow, and he was sure to be found "a friend in need."
House District 21
3rd GA (1850)
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3rd GA (1850)