Henry Green (MP)

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Henry Green
Born 1838
Blackwall, London
Died 7 June 1900 (aged 61–62)
Charlton, London
Occupation Shipowner, politician
Spouse(s) Frances Gisborne Lewin

Henry Green (1838 – 7 June 1900)[1] was an English shipowner and Liberal politician.


Green was born at Blackwall, London,[2] the son of Henry Green of Blackwall and Walthamstow. He was educated at Cheam School and at Bonn University. He became a senior partner in the London shipowning firm of R & H Green, and a Director of the East and West India Dock Company. He was president of the Chamber of Shipping and in 1884 was appointed to a Royal Commission to enquire into the loss of life and property at sea.[3] Green was also J.P. for Middlesex.[4]

In the 1885 general election, Green was elected Member of Parliament for Poplar but he stood down in the 1886 general election.[5]

Green married Frances Gisborne Lewin who was born in India. He lived at The Cherry Orchard, Old Charlton, Kent until his death on 7 June 1900 at the age of 61.


  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  2. ^ British Census 1881 RG11 0741/25 p2
  3. ^ "The Royal Commission on Merchant Shipping", Straits Times Weekly, Issue, 6 December 1884, Page 11. Archived copy, retrieved: 20 October 2015.
  4. ^ Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
  5. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 54. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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New constituency Member of Parliament for Poplar
Succeeded by
Sydney Buxton