David E. Price, 1964 B.D., 1966 M.A., 1969 Ph.D

2006William Sloane Coffin '56 Award for Peace and Justice

The 2006 recipient of the William Sloane Coffin '56 Award for Peace and Justice is an 18-year veteran of the U.S. House of Representatives and foreign policy leader who voted against the U.S. invasion of Iraq and has called on the administration to submit a detailed plan for withdrawal of U.S. troops.

U.S. Representative David E. Price, a Democrat who represents North Carolina 's Fourth Congressional District, also was among those calling for an immediate ceasefire in the recent flare-up of hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah; cosponsored legislation aimed at combating global warming; and helped improve the availability of financing for low-income families seeking mortgages.

Price received his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill and then earned a B.D. from Yale Divinity School and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University . Before entering Congress in 1986, he was a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University .

Price currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee, including two of its subcommittees: Homeland Security and Military Quality of Life/Veterans Affairs. As co-chair of the Democratic Budget Group, he remains actively involved in efforts to pass economic proposals that he believes are fair, effective, and fiscally sound. Previously, he served on the House Budget Committee.

In North Carolina, Price is known as a strong supporter of education, accessible health care, affordable housing, clean air and water, and improved transportation alternatives, as well as an advocate for North Carolinians who have served the country-from veterans, to active duty troops, to members of the Guard and Reserves and local first responders.

Raised in Erwin, TN, Price lives in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife, Lisa. They have two grown children and a grandson.