William S. (Bill) Price was an attorney in the Litigation Department of the Phillip Murrah law firm who represented individuals and companies in a wide range of civil, regulatory, and criminal litigation matters. He continues to run his family oil and natural gas business.
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Bill attended Edgemere Elementary School and graduated from Casady High School. He received an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma.
He was an Assistant to Judge Alfred P. Murrah. Bill, Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma 1975-1982, and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma 1982-1989. He is a former member of the U.S. Attorneys’ Advisory Committees to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, The National Environmental Enforcement Council, and various committees of the Department of Justice including Public Corruption, Drug Education, Criminal Tax, and Indian Affairs. In 1990, Bill was the Republican Nominee for Governor.
In his many years of service, Bill received numerous honors and awards including the Outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1977, 1978 and 1979; Commendations of the Directors of the FBI, IRS, and Inspector General of Health and Human Services; the United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award for his prosecution of the County Commissioner corruption scandal, the largest political corruption case in the nation's history; and in 1989, the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award, and the “Man of the Year” Award from the Oklahoma State Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse for his work in drug prevention in founding the Oklahoma Alliance Against Drugs.
Bill and his wife Mary are longtime residents of Oklahoma City, and active members of Christ the King Catholic Church. They have two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren. Bill is a passionate and committed member of the community. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and helping youth, especially the disadvantaged, on boards such as Shiloh, a Christian camp for underprivileged kids which he helped found. Bill also has a great interest in domestic and foreign policy issues. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Oklahoma School Choice Coalition and an active Trustee of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), a free enterprise think tank.