Hampton W. Rice (R10) Bucks County 1899-1902
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.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1895-1898; not a candidate for reelection, 1898.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 10th district, 1899-1902; unsuccessful campaign for reelection, 1902; committee assignments, Agriculture (Chairman), Game and Fish, Legislative Apportionment, Pension and Gratuities, Public Roads and Highways.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
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.