Bio: Price, William Thompson (1879)
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Surnames: Price, Cheney
----Source: The Blue Book of the state of Wisconsin For 1879, page 486
William Thompson Price (Rep.), of Black River Falls, Jackson county, Wisconsin, was born in the town of Barre, Huntington county, Pa., June 17, 1824; is by occupation a Lumberman; came to Wisconsin in 1845, and settled at Black River Falls; was a member of assembly in 1851, and of the senate in 1857 and 1870 and 1871; county judge of Jackson county in 1853 and 1854, and undersheriff in 1855; was collector of internal revenue from 1862 to 1865, and is now chairman of the board of supervisors of Jackson county; is president of the Jackson County Bank, and of the Jackson County Agricultural Society. Though of Republican antecedents and proclivities, he is politically in favor of protection of American industry, a prohibitory liquor law, compulsory education, silver dollars, as many greenbacks as can be floated on a par with coin; peace with South, provided the North is not required to make all the concessions. Elected to the senate for 1878, ’79, receiving 3,400 votes, against 2,019 for Roswell Cheney (Dem.).
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