Robert Stockton Green

Robert Stockton Green ( born March 25, 1831 in Princeton, New Jersey; † May 7, 1895 in Elizabeth, New Jersey ) was an American politician and 1887-1890 Governor of the State of New Jersey. From 1885 to 1887 he also represented his country in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Early years

Robert Green attended until 1850, the Princeton University. After a subsequent law degree, he was admitted in 1853 as a lawyer. After that he began in the village of Elizabeth to work in his new profession. Between 1857 and 1868 he was the legal representative of this city and of 1862 and 1867 he was employed in Union County. He was from 1868 to 1873 Presiding Judge of a Court of Appeal.

Political career

Green was a member of the Democratic Party, whose national party day he visited in 1860, 1880 and 1888 as a delegate. Between 1863 and 1873 Green City Council was in Elizabeth. In 1873 he was a member of a commission to reform the constitution of New Jersey. Between March 4, 1885 to January 17, 1887, he represented his country as a deputy in Congress. After he was elected on November 2, 1886, for the new governor of New Jersey, where he had prevailed with 47:44 percent of the vote to Republican Benjamin Franklin Howey, he resigned his seat in Congress down on 17 January 1887.

Green began his three -year term on 18 January 1887. During his reign the laws affecting the militia of the state have been improved. A health committee was set up and established a statistical department within the administration. The Landwirtschaftssausschuss was restructured. After the expiration of his term of office on January 21, 1890 Green Vice Chancellor was ( Vice Chancellor ) of New Jersey. This office he held until 1894. From 1894 until his death the following year he was a judge in a court of appeal. With his wife, Mary Mulligan, the governor had four children.