David Eugene Price (born August 17, 1940) is a professor and the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 4th congressional district, serving since 1997 and previously from 1987 to 1995. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes portions of Raleigh, Cary, as well as all of Durham and Chapel Hill, and surrounding suburbs.
Born in Erwin, Tennessee, Price attended Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, North Carolina when it was a junior college. He later transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, after winning a scholarship, and became a member of The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies. He earned a degree in 1961. Originally intent on becoming an engineer, Price continued his education at Yale University where he received a theology degree (1964) and a Ph.D. in political science (1969).
He served as an aide to Alaska Senator Bob Bartlett from 1963 to 1967 and then entered academia, working as a political science and public policy professor at Duke University from 1973 until his first campaign for Congress in 1986. He also served as a Duke professor during 1995 and 1996, when he was not in Congress.