PRICE, RALPH (“SHORTY”), 1921-1980


Insurance representative; political candidate.  Born– October 3, 1921, Louisville. Parents– John Patterson and Rosa (Pickett) Price. Married– Delores Bigham, June 3, 1960. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama School of Law. Employed as representative for United American Insurance Company. Served in the U.S. Army, 1942-1946, receiving the Purple Heart, four campaign stars and presidential unit citation. Ran unsuccessfully for political  office several times; Candidate for Alabama governor, 1958, 1970, 1974, 1978. . Member of the V.F.W., American Legion, and the President’s Club of the United American Insurance Company of Dallas. Known for his colorful dress and behavior and his support for University of Alabama football.  Died November 1, 1980.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. III.


Alabama Politics; Tell It Like It Is. New York; Vantage Press, 1973.