Ambassador Charles H. Price, II
Person Male Born 1/4/1931 Died 12/1/2012
Charles Harry Price II was born on 1 April 1931 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA. He was the second son of Charles Harry Price (1886-1942) and Virginia Ogden Price (1898-1953). His elder brother, Charles Harry Price Jnr. (1929-1930), had pre-deceased him.
The 1940 census shows him living at 450 West Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, with his parents and two older step-brothers. His father was a candy manufacturer.
Our picture source gives details of his education, his military service between 1953 and 1955 in the United States Air Force and his commercial business interests. On 10 May 1953 he married Janice Y. Blair (b.1930) in Normandy, St Louis County, Missouri and they had two children: a son Charles Blair Price and a daughter Pickette Price. His second marriage was to a divorcee, Carol Ann Swanson (b.1937), on 10 January 1969 in Kansas City and they had one son, Charles Harry Price III.
In 1981 he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as the US Ambassador to Belgium until when on 11 November 1983 he was appointed as the US Ambassador to the UK. He was presented to the Court of St. James on 20 December 1983 and served in that office until 28 February 1989.
His family lived at both Apartment 10, The Walnuts, 5049 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, and at the Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells, Riverside County, California, USA and it was at the latter address that he died, aged 80 years, on 12 January 2012. He was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery, 6901 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA.