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Price, Hiram



  • Existence: 1814-1901


Born in Pennsylvania on January 10, 1814, Hiram Price moved to Davenport, Iowa, in 1844 to pursue a career in business. He served as collector, treasurer, and recorder of Scott County, Iowa. He was president of the State Bank of Iowa (1859--1866) and became president of the First National Bank of Davenport in 1873. During the Civil War, Governor Samuel Kirkwood appointed Price paymaster general of the Iowa troops. Price was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Congress (1863--1869, 1877--1881). He was also the president of the Davenport & St. Paul Railroad Company. From 1881 to 1885 he served as the United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Price died in Washington, D.C., on May 30, 1901.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Hiram Price Papers

Identifier: MsC0455

Congressman and banker from Davenport, Iowa. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a notebook relating to banking issues and temperance.

Dates: 1867-1899; Majority of material found within 1894-1899