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Larkin Price

Full Name: Larkin Foster Price
Birth date: November 1821
Death date: October 20, 1895

Terms of Service

  • House, 9th (1) Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 7/3/1862
     
  • House, 7th (2) (3) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
     
(1) William Hunt, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded Larkin F. Price, resigned 7/3/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Listed in "Representatives Elected: Opposition." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) "Larkin F. Price, K. N., was elected, over Dr. M.B. Posey, Democrat." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • List of members includes Larkin F. Price - age 36 in 1857; lawyer; born in Kentucky; immigrated to Texas in 1846. Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • PRICE, LARKIN FOSTER (1821-1895). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, "Death of Judge Price," 10/21/1895, p. 8. San Antonio Daily Light .
  • Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • "After the death of the national Whig party [in the early 1850s] most southern Whigs tended to vote for the national party which seemed the most intimately identified with the defunct party—that is, for the American [Know-Nothing] party in 1856 and the Constitutional Union party in 1860." "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 235. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • Included on list of "Texas Know Nothing Leaders with a Summary of Biographical Data Taken from the . . . United States Eighth Census, 1860." The party was active at the state level in Texas in 1855 and 1856. "By 1857 the party had virtually disappeared in Texas." "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414-423. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .

Committee Information

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