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Biography of Richard Thomas Price

Various corporate interests have felt the stimulus and the business activity and sound judgment of Richard Thomas Price, who is now conducting important interests under the name of the Interstate Coal Company and is otherwise connected with various. business concerns. He has also rendered valuable aid in connection with public affairs, looking to the benefit and up building of community and state. Born in Hyde Park, near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on the 4th of December, 1870, he is a son of Thomas Roger and Catherine Price, the former a coal miner of the Keystone state. When but ten years of age, Richard T. Price began work in the mines, laboring for twelve hours per day for the meager sum of sixty-five cents and walking four miles to his work. He was thus employed until fourteen-years of age and at that time became a delivery boy in the general store which was operated by the coal company. Steadily he worked his way upward in that connection, becoming a clerk and eventually manager of a branch store. Throughout his life he has improved every opportunity for advancement and he has recognized the fact that advancement comes through faithful service and a willingness to work. He has never been afraid that he was going to give his employer more service than he received pay for. On the contrary he recognized the fact that as he made his work worth while to those by whom he was employed he would receive promotion and adequate compensation. Step by step, therefore, he has advanced through individual merit, faithfulness and ability. On leaving Pennsylvania he looked after...

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