Judge Lucien Lee Price

Entered office: January 01, 1939 | Left office: January 01, 1941
Date of birth: June 4, 1878 in Brenham, Washington County, Texas
Date of death: April 25, 1955 in Morton, Cochran County, Texas
Place of burial: Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas



Lucien Lee Price was born June 4, 1878 in Brenham, Washington County, Texas. Price was over six feet tall, dignified, and impressive. Price earned his teaching credentials at the University of Colorado and had served as superintendent at other Texas schools. Along with his wife, Estelle, and their two daughters, Price moved to Morton in the summer of 1932 as the new superintendent of Morton Schools. Price retired from the Superintendent role in 1933 to pursue other interests. The Prices bought a small farm west of Morton and a store building on the north side of the square. He was a strong supporter and advocate of farmers. In 1938 Price was elected Cochran County Judge and Ex-Officio Superintendent of County Schools. Price was known for his integrity and would fondly be addressed as "Judge Price " for the rest of his life. During World War II Price served as the Chairman of the County Savings Bond Drives and was proud of the commendations he received for his efforts. He later maintained an office in the store building where he prepared income tax returns and helped others with their business problems. Judge Price suffered a stroke and passed away on April 25, 1955 at Cochran Memorial Hospital in Morton at the age of 76.



Source: Texas Sesquicentennial Texas ’ Last Frontier Cochran County 1836-1986 Volume 1. Copyright Cochran County Historical Commission written by Ruth Price Morris circa 1985 adapted by Mary Helen McKnight 2016



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