Robert Stockton GREEN, Congress, NJ (1831-1895)


GREEN, Robert Stockton, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Princeton, N.J., March 25, 1831; attended the common schools, and was graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) at Princeton in 1850; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1853 and commenced practice in Elizabeth, N.J.; prosecutor of the borough courts in 1857; city attorney of Elizabeth 1857-1868; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1860, 1880, and 1888; surrogate of Union County 1862-1867; member of the city council 1863-1873; presiding judge of Union County Court of Common Pleas 1868-1873; member of the commission to suggest amendments to the constitution of New Jersey in 1873; admitted to the bar of New York in 1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1885, until his resignation on January 17, 1887; Governor of New Jersey 1887-1889; vice chancellor of the State 1890-1895; judge of the court of errors and appeals in 1894 and 1895; died in Elizabeth, N.J., May 7, 1895; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present