John W. Green

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John W. Green
Judge on the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
In office
October 11, 1822 - February 5, 1834
Member of the Virginia State Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1781-11-09)November 9, 1781
Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
Died February 4, 1834(1834-02-04) (aged 52)
Resting place Fairview Cemetery
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Mary Brown, Million Cooke
Profession Law
Military service
Allegiance United States
Rank Lieutenant
Battles/wars War of 1812

John William Green (November 9, 1781 – February 4, 1834) was a Virginia lawyer, soldier, political figure and judge. He fought in the War of 1812, was elected to the Virginia State Senate, and served for more than ten years as a judge on the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Early life and family[edit]

Born in Culpeper County, Virginia, Green was the only son of William Green and Lucy Williams, and the grandson of Colonial John Green, who fought in the American Revolutionary War. John W. Green was educated as a lawyer and then served as a lieutenant in the War of 1812. He married twice, first to Mary Brown in 1805 and second to Million Cooke in 1817.[1]

Political and judicial career[edit]

Green served in the Virginia State Senate from 1815 to 1819, representing Culpeper County, and attended the 1829 Virginia Constitutional convention.[2] He was selected as a judge of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in 1822.[1] He held that position for over ten years. However, poor health prevented him from attending sessions of the court during the last two years of his life. As a result, the Virginia General Assembly began considering removal of Judge Green from office, before his death on February 4, 1834 made those considerations moot.[3]


  1. ^ a b Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography; Volume 2 (Lyon Gardiner Tyler ed.). Lewis Historical Publishing Company. 1915. p. 63. ISBN 9781154336733. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "To James Madison from John W. Green, 10 January 1818". United States National Archives. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia. General Assembly. 1834. pp. 320–321. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 

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