Robert A. Green
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|Robert A. Green|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd district
|Preceded by||Frank Clark (politician)|
|Succeeded by||Emory H. Price|
|Born||February 10, 1892|
|Died||February 9, 1973|
Born near Lake Butler, Bradford County (now Union County), Florida, Green attended the rural schools. He commenced teaching in Liberty Public School at the age of 16. He was graduated from the high school at Lake Butler in 1913. Messenger in the State house of representatives 1913-1915. He served as assistant chief clerk of the State house of representatives 1915-1917 and chief clerk in 1917 and 1918. He was in the University of Florida at Gainesville, B.S., 1916. He studied accounting and business administration at Howard University. Principal of Suwannee High School in 1916 and 1917. He served as vice president of the Florida Educational Association in 1918. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1918-1920, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1918. He studied law at Yale University. He was admitted to the bar in 1921 and commenced practice in Starke, Fla.
Green was elected judge of Bradford County, Florida, in 1921 and served until 1924, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress.
Green was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth Congress. He was reelected to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his resignation on November 25, 1944, to enter the United States Navy. He served as chairman of the Committee on Territories (Seventy-third through Seventy-eighth Congresses). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Florida gubernatorial nomination. He served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy from November 25, 1944, to November 2, 1945. He resumed the practice of law at Starke, Florida, and served as county prosecuting attorney and as city attorney for the city of Starke. He served as member of the Democratic Executive committee, Bradford County, and State Democratic Executive committee. He died February 9, 1973, in Gainesville, Florida. He was interred in New River Cemetery in Bradford County near the community of New River, Florida.
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