PRICE, TOM B. (1945~) Tom B. Price, state judge, was born in Des Moines, Iowa on March 13, 1945. At age 12, he moved to Texas and attended Highland Park High School in Dallas. After graduating, he served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era.
Following his military service, Price attended East Texas State University, now Texas A & M Commerce, and Baylor University School of Law, where he graduated in 1970.
In 1974, Price ran for and won a seat as judge of Dallas County Criminal Court Number 5, where he served three terms. He also served as presiding judge of the Dallas County Court system.
In 1986, Price was elected to the 282nd Criminal District Court. He was re-elected to two more terms and in 1991, was elected by his colleagues, as presiding judge of the Dallas County criminal district courts. He held that position throughout his tenure as a district judge.
Price served as chairman of the Community Justice Council Committee from 1991 to 1996, where he helped with the construction of the Dallas County State Jail Facility, which is the largest facility of its kind in Texas. He was also influential in the construction and administration of the Dallas County Judicial Drug Treatment Center.
In 1996, Price was elected to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, only the third individual from Dallas to serve on the Court. He was re-elected in 2002.
Judge Price has two children, Jan and Brian.
Information taken from Judges Biographies - Texas Court of Criminal Appeals at http://www.cca.courts.state.tx.us/CCABios2002.htm.