Robert Stockton Green

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Robert Stockton Green
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27th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 18, 1887 – January 21, 1890
Preceded by Leon Abbett
Succeeded by Leon Abbett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1885 – January 17, 1887
Preceded by John Kean
Succeeded by John Kean
Personal details
Born (1831-03-25)March 25, 1831
Princeton, New Jersey
Died May 7, 1895(1895-05-07) (aged 64)
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary E. Mulligan
Religion Presbyterian

Robert Stockton Green (March 25, 1831 – May 7, 1895) was an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 27th Governor of New Jersey from 1887–1890.

Biography[edit]

Green was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of James S. Green and the former Isabella Williamson McCulloh. His father was U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1835 to 1850. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1850. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1853 and commenced practice in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

On October 1, 1857, he married the former Mary E. Mulligan. They had four children: Caroline, Catherine, Isabelle and Robert Stockton Green, Jr.

He served as a member of the Elizabeth city council from 1863–1873, and was presiding judge of the Union County Court of Common Pleas from 1868 to 1873.

He was a Representative in the Forty-ninth United States Congress from March 4, 1885, until his resignation on January 17, 1887, when he stepped down to serve as Governor of New Jersey from 1887–1889.

Green was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1860, 1880 and 1888. He served as a judge on the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals, then the state's highest court, in 1894 and 1895. He died in Elizabeth, New Jersey on May 7, 1895.[1] He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York City.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Death Of Robert S. Green. The Vice Chancellor of New-Jersey Succumbs to Heart Trouble. Had Been Governor and a Representative Also". New York Times. May 8, 1895. Retrieved March 10, 2010. "Ex-Gov. and Vice Chancellor Robert Stockton Green of New-Jersey died to-day at his home, in West Jersey Street, of valvular disease of the heart. He had been ill since August, 1894, but the nature of his sickness until the last month was kept a secret." 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Kean
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1885 – January 17, 1887
Succeeded by
John Kean
Political offices
Preceded by
Leon Abbett
Governor of New Jersey
January 18, 1887 – January 21, 1890
Succeeded by
Leon Abbett
Party political offices
Preceded by
Leon Abbett
Democratic Nominee for Governor of New york
1886
Succeeded by
Leon Abbett