Fred Green


Fred Green

Infobox Governor
name= Fred Green


caption=
order= 31st
office= Governor of Michigan
term_start= January 1, 1927
term_end= January 1, 1931
lieutenant= Luren D. Dickinson
predecessor= Alex Groesbeck
successor= Wilber Brucker
birth_date= October 19 1871
birth_place= Manistee, Michigan
death_date= November 30 1936 (aged age|1871|10|19|1936|11|30)
death_place= Munising, Michigan
spouse= Helen Adeline Kelly; one child
party= Republican
religion= Presbyterian

Fred Warren Green (October 19 1871ndash November 30 1936) was mayor of Ionia, Michigan before he served as a Republican Governor of Michigan from 1927 to 1931.

Early life

Green was born in Manistee, Michigan and grew up in Cadillac. His education was attained in Ypsilanti at Michigan State Normal School (now Eastern Michigan University), where he graduated in 1893, and at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he earned a law degree in 1898. He served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. As a first lieutenant, He served in the 31st Michigan Volunteer Infantry and later was promoted to battalion adjutant.

After the war, he returned to Ypsilanti, serving as the city attorney, as well as attorney for the Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Company, a business he later owned in a partnership.

Politics

In 1904, he moved the business to Ionia, where. He served as a delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan in 1912 to nominate U.S. President William Howard Taft for re-election, yet lost to Woodrow Wilson. He served as mayor of Ionia from 1913 to 1916. From 1915-19, he served as treasurer of the Michigan Republican Party. In 1920, he served as a delegate to the RNC which nominated Warren G. Harding for U.S. President.

On November 2 1926, Green was elected Governor of Michigan and served four years. On May 18 1927, the afternoon of the Bath School disaster, Green assisted in the relief work, carting bricks away from the scene. In 1928, he served as a delegate to the RNC which nominated for U.S. President Herbert Hoover who was successful. Howard C. Lawrence was Green’s secretary and business partner. [ [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/lawrence.html#RS00R9X3I The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Lawrence ] at politicalgraveyard.com] During his administration, he expanded a fish planting program and took part in the acquisition of seven state parks, a comprehensive budget system was initiated, a new code of criminal practices was authorized, appropriations were secured for a state hospital building program, and improved workmen's compensation.

Retirement and death

After leaving office, Green returned to his favorite pastime of hunting and fishing. In 1932, Green served as a delegate to the RNC which nominated Herbert Hoover for re-election, yet was defeated by Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1936, he again served as a delegate to the RNC which nominated Alf Landon for U.S. President, yet was unsuccessful at unseating Roosevelt. He was a Presbyterian and a member of the Freemasons, Elks and Rotary.

Fred Green died in 1936, aged 65, following a heart attack at the Munising Hospital in Munising, Michigan. He is entombed in a mausoleum, at the Highland Park Cemetery in Ionia, Michigan.

ee also

Notes

References

* [http://www.michmarkers.com/startup.asp?startpage=S0408.htm Michigan Historical Marker]
* [http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.29fab9fb4add37305ddcbeeb501010a0/?vgnextoid=303be8569a313010VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e449a0ca9e3f1010VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD National Governors Association]
* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/green3.html#RH801J9BJ Political Graveyard]


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