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David Price's Biography


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2605 Meridian Parkway
Suite 110
Durham, NC 27713

2108 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

David Eugene Price




Wife: Lisa; 2 Children: Karen, Michael

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Erwin, TN

Home City:

Chapel Hill, NC



PhD, Political Science, Yale University, 1969

BD, Yale University, 1964

BA, History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1961

BA, Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1961

Attended, Mars Hill College, 1957-1959

Representative, United States House of Representatives, North Carolina, District 4, 1987-1995, 1997-present

Assistant Democratic Whip, United States House of Representatives, present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, North Carolina, District 4, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

Co-Chair, Congressional Humanities Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Congressional Vision Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Democratic Budget Group, present

Founding Member, Democratic Leadership Council, present

Co-Chair, Faith Working Group, Democratic Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Future of American Media Caucus, present

Co-Founder, National Service Caucus, present

Former Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives

Professor, Political Science/Public Policy, Duke University, 1973-1986, 1995-1996

Staff Director, Commission on Presidential Nomination, Democratic National Committee, 1981-1982

Assistant Professor, Yale University, 1969-1973

Staff, United States Senator Edward Lewis Bartlett, 1963-1967

Member, Congressional Council, Faith and Politics Institute, 2005-present

Member, Board of Advisors, Yale University Divinity School, 2004-present

Member, Center for the Study of the American South Board, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2002-present

Member, Health Sector Advisory Council, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 2002-present

Member, Binkley Memorial Baptist Church, present

Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, present

Former Sunday School Teacher, Binkley Memorial Baptist Church

Former Board Chair, Binkley Memorial Baptist Church

Chair, Democracy Assistance Commission

Co-Chair, Commission on Timing of the Presidential Primary Process, Democratic National Committee, 2005

Member, North Carolina Transit Commission, 2001

Chair, North Carolina Democratic Party, 1983-1984

Executive Director, North Carolina Democratic Party, 1979-1980

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Hubert H. Humphrey Public Service Award, American Political Science Association

Champion of Science, 2002, 2004, Science Coalition

William Sloane Coffin Award for Peace and Justice, 2006, Yale Divinity School

Dean's Council Award, 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Charles Dick Medal of Merit, North Carolina National Guard

Lifetime Champion, North Carolina Justice Center

Distinguished Community Health Champion, National Association of Community Health Center

Legislator of the Year, Sierra Club of North Carolina

Legislator of the Year, North Carolina Low-Income Housing Coalition

Legislator of the Year, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Edward M. Kennedy National Service Lifetime Achievement Award, Friends of National Service

Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf Award, United States Coast Guard

Good Government Award, Common Cause of North Carolina

Equality Award, Human Rights Campaign

Father's Occupation:

High School Principal

Mother's Occupation:

English Teacher

Names of Grandchildren:

Charles, Margaret

Number of Grandchildren:


Spouse's Occupation:

Former Founder/Executive Director, North Carolinians Against Gun Violence