James S. Green

James Stephen Green ( born February 28, 1817 with Rectortown, Fauquier County, Virginia; † January 19, 1870 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was a U.S. Representative (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Missouri in both chambers of Congress.

After completing his school education in Virginia James Green first moved to Alabama in 1838 and then to Missouri. He studied law there, was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Monticello as a lawyer. He took his first political job in 1845 as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of Missouri.

The following year, Green was first elected to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Missouri into the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. He remained there for a re-election until March 3, 1851; in 1850 he joined not to again. From 1853 to 1854 he served as Chargé d'affaires of the United States in Colombia. In June 1854, the appointment as ambassador, the Green was not accepted.

After his return, James Green was founded in 1856 elected a second time in the House of Representatives of the United States, but he renounced this mandate, since shortly afterwards, he also won the by-election for a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. This had previously been almost two years vacant because could not decide between the previous incumbent David Rice Atchison and Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri Parliament. Green retired on January 12, 1857 in the Senate and remained there until March 3, 1861. He also served as Chairman of the Committee on Territories.

Then practiced James Green no political offices more; He died in 1870 in St. Louis. His older brother Martin served during the Civil War as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army.