Member Biography

Hampton W. Rice 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1899-1900       10 Republican
1901-1902       10 Republican



03/24/1844 - 05/26/1926

Hampton W. Rice (R10) Bucks County 1899-1902

Early Life:

Hampton W. Rice, born March 24 , 1844, Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; son of Samuel H. and Ann Livezey Rice; Excelsior Normal Institute, Carversville, Pennsylvania; school director; farmer; engaged, fertilizer sales; married, Emma Kenderdine, 1881, children, Marian and J. Walter; member, Bucks  County Republican Committee, 1893-1894; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1895-1898; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1899-1902; died, May 26, 1926 (aged 82), Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interment, Solebury Friends Burying Grounds, Solebury, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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

Member, Friends' Solebury meeting.

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1895-1898; not a candidate for reelection, 1898.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 10th district, 1899-1902; committee assignments, Agriculture (Chairman), Game and Fish, Legislative Apportionment, Pension and Gratuities, Public Roads and Highways; unsuccessful campaign for reelection, 1902. 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography: 

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1901) Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1181, 1187-1190, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1157. 

Hampton W. Rice (1844-1926) - Find a Grave Memorial