judge william ray price jr Gov. Nixon announces newest member of MO Supreme Court By Wendy Mader • Dec 3, 2012 Flickr / steakpinball Governor Jay Nixon announced today that Paul C. Wilson will be the newest member of the Missouri Supreme Court. Wilson will fill the vacant spot left by William Ray Price Jr. Judge William Ray Price, Jr. on issues facing Mo. courts as he steps away By Maria Altman • Sep 4, 2012 Tim Bommel / Mo. House Communications office Judge William Ray Price, Jr. served on the Missouri Supreme Court for 20 years including two terms as chief justice. Price left the high court earlier this month to return to private practice.