John G. Price
28th Ohio Attorney General
In office
January 13, 1919 – January 8, 1923
GovernorJames M. Cox
Harry L. Davis
Preceded byJoseph McGhee
Succeeded byCharles C. Crabbe
Personal details
Born(1871-08-10)August 10, 1871
Canton, Ohio
DiedNovember 23, 1930(1930-11-23) (aged 59)
Columbus, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Salome C. Royer
Alma materGeorgetown University Law Center

John G. Price (August 10, 1871 – November 23, 1930) was a Republican lawyer from the U.S. state of Ohio who served as Ohio Attorney General 1919–1923.


John G. Price was born in Stark County, Ohio, and graduated from high school in Canton. He became a letter carrier at an early age, and his patrons included William McKinley, later Governor and President.[1] McKinley arranged for Price to be transferred to the postal service in Washington, D.C.. There he attended night school at Georgetown University, and earned a law degree.[1]

Price moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he practiced. He was special counsel in the office of the Franklin County prosecuting attorney, and in the office of Ohio Attorney General Edward C. Turner.[1] In 1918, Price was elected Attorney General, and was re-elected in 1920, serving four years.

In 1904, Price was married to Salome C. Royer, and had three children: John G. Price, Jr., Salome Kathleen Price Reinhard, and Richard Royer Price.[1][2]

Price was exalted ruler of Columbus Lodge No. 37, B.P.O.E. and was elected grand exalted ruler for 1924–25 at the Boston annual convention.[2][3] He was also grand knight of the Knights of Columbus.[2]

Price died November 23, 1930 of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had also been suffering from a long illness.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Halley, W E; Maynard, John P. (1920). Manual of Legislative Practice in the General Assembly 1919–1920. Columbus: State Bindery. p. 52.
  2. ^ a b c Galbreath, Charles Burleigh (1925). History of Ohio. IV. Chicago: The American Historical Society. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-7812-5367-3.
  3. ^ "past GER". The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  4. ^ "Former Attorney General of Ohio Suc'umbs Sunday", Zanesville Signal, Monday, November 24, 1930, Zanesville, Ohio, United States Of America

John G. Price at Find a Grave

Legal offices
Preceded by
Joseph McGhee
Attorney General of Ohio
Succeeded by
Charles C. Crabbe