Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Hon. John P. Green, 1902

Title: Hon. John P. Green

Creator: Culp, D.W.

Subject: Green, John Patterson, 1845-1940

Description: Picture and brief biography of John P. Green, an Ohio legislator born in New Bern, N.C. Appears to be clipped from Twentieth century Negro literature, or, A cyclopedia of thought on the vital topics relating to the American Negro edited by D.W. Culp (Philadelphia: Premier Publishing).

Publisher: Premier Publishing.

Date: 1902?

Type: Text and photo.

Format:  2 pages.

Identifier: Misc. Collection (#2)

Source: Donation.

Coverage: Ohio

Rights: Permission to use this item must be obtained from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC 28560.

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[Picture of John P. Green]

Hon. John P. Green

Hon. John P. Green

Hon. John P. Green was born in 1845 at New Berne, N.C., of free parents. As a boy of twelve years of age, he went with his widowed mother to Cleveland, Ohio. He was educated in the Cleveland public schools, graduating from the Central High School in 1869.

He was admitted to the bar of South Carolina in 1870. Returning to Cleveland, he for nine years served as justice of the peace. In 1881 he was elected member of the Ohio Legislature, serving three terms. In 1897 he was appointed to a position in the postoffice department by President McKinley.

He was also delegate to the National Republican Convention in 1872, in 1884 and 1896.


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Images scanned by John B. Green, III.  Text prepared by John B. Green, III and Victor T. Jones, Jr.
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