James S. Green (attorney)
James Sproat Green (July 21, 1792 — November 8, 1862) was an American lawyer who served as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1835 to 1850. He was the father of New Jersey Governor Robert Stockton Green.
Green was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792, the son of Ashbel Green and Elizabeth (Stockton) Green. His father was Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives from 1792 to 1800 and President of Princeton University from 1812 to 1822. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1811. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1817, as counsellor in 1821, and as sergeant in 1834.
He was a trustee of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) from 1828 to 1862. In 1847, when Princeton Law School was founded, Green was named professor of jurisprudence on a faculty that also included Joseph Coerten Hornblower and Richard Stockton Field. He held the professorship until 1855.
He married Isabella Williamson McCulloh (1792-1865) on January 25, 1825. They had five children:
- Ashbel Green (1825-1898)
- Anna McCulloh Green (1827-?)
- James Sproat Green (1829-1892)
- Robert Stockton Green (1831-1895), Governor of New Jersey
- Isabella Green (1834-1906)
- The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans 4. 1904. p. 421.
- "District of New Jersey: Office History". United States Attorney's Office. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
- "Nominations". United States Senate Historical Office. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
- General Catalogue of Princeton University 1746-1906. 1908. p. 31.
- Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey 4. 1910. p. 1555.
Garret D. Wall
|United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey
1835 – 1850