Member Biography

Philip Price Jr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1979       36 Republican
1980       36 Republican
1981       36 Republican
1982       36 Republican

COUNTIES: Lancaster  


10/28/1934 - 02/01/2023

Phillip “Phil” Price, Jr. (R36) Lancaster County 1979-1982

Early Life:

Phillip “Phil” Price, Jr., born, October 28, 1934, city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Philip Price, Sr. and Sarah Harrison Price; Saint Paul’s School, New Hampshire; Harvard University, 1956; United States Army Reserve 1957-1958; University of Pennsylvania Law School (now Penn Carey Law), 1961; attorney, father’s law firm, Dechert Price and Rhoades (now Dechert, LLP); public defender’s office; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1976; Pennsylvania State Senate, 1979-1982; executive director, Allegheny West Foundation, 1982-1988; board member emeritus,  Fairmount Park Conservancy, married, Sarah Dolan Price, 1960, children, Alexandra Aly Price, Emilie Price, Philip Price, III; died, February 1, 2023, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Memorial service will be held in the spring.   

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, boards, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Association for Public Art, Civil War Museum of Philadelphia, Woodlands Cemetery, Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation, Ludwick Foundation and Saint James School. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Delegate, Republican National Convention, Kansas City, Missouri, 1976. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 36th district, Lancaster County, 1979-1982.


Descendent, 12th United States President, Zachary Taylor; Civil War General George Gordon Meade; Joseph Harrison, Jr. who built, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Russia Railway. 

Great grandfather, Eli Kirk Price, Sr., Pennsylvania State Senate, Philadelphia City 1854 Philadelphia (old city) 1855-1856. 

Eli Kirk Price Sr. - Pennsylvania Senate Library (

Followed a long family tradition of support, beginning with great grandfather, Eli Kirk Price, Sr., who founded, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia; grandfather, Eli Kirk Price II, purchased, Albert Laessle, billy goat sculpture, Rittenhouse Square, 1919, financed, development, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia Museum of Art; father, Philip Price, Sr. served, Fairmount Park Commission.   


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members P"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

 "Obituary for Philip Price, Jr. at Jacob F. Ruth Funeral Directors". Retrieved 2023-02-16

Philip Price Jr., former state senator, Fairmount Park commissioner, attorney, and community service executive, has died at 88 (