PRICE, NED (1914 ~ 1999). Ned Price, Sr., state representative and appointed official, was born in Tyler, Smith County, Texas, on April 2, 1914, to E. P. Price and Fay Richardson Price. He attended Tyler public schools, Tyler Junior College and Southern Methodist University School of Law. He married Marjory Sadler Price on December 23, 1938, and entered the practice of law with his father in the Tyler firm of Butler and Price.
In 1940, Price was elected to the Texas House of Representatives from the 32nd Legislative District in 1940, and served three terms. He also served four terms as County Judge of Smith County from 1948 to 1958. During his tenure as County Judge, he was elected President of the Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas.
In 1958, he was appointed by Governor Price Daniel to the Texas Industrial Accident Board, and moved to Austin, Texas. He served as both a member and chairman of the Board. In 1960, Governor Daniel appointed him to the State Board of Insurance, where he served for 19 years under appointments from four governors, and he served for a time as chairman of that Board. Mr. Price was also elected in 1970, as President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the first Texan to serve a full term as President of the oldest association of state officials in the nation. He left the Insurance Board in 1979, and became associated with the Austin law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, where he remained of counsel until his death.
Always active in his church and community, Price was a member and director of the Austin Kiwanis Club and attended Marvin Methodist Church in Tyler and University Methodist Church in Austin, where he was a member of the Hickman Bible Class.
Representative Price passed away on August 7, 1999, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery three days later. He was survived by his wife of 61 years, Marjory, and two sons, Ned, Jr. and William Bennett King, and numerous grandchildren.
Information taken from Price's obituary in the August 8, 1999 edition of the Austin American-Statesman.