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date: 22 January 2020

Green, John Pattersonlocked

(02 April 1845–30 August 1940)
  • Kenneth L. Kusmer


Green, John Patterson (02 April 1845–30 August 1940), lawyer and politician, was born in New Bern, North Carolina, the son of John R. Green, a tailor, and Temperance (maiden name unknown), free African Americans of mixed ancestry. He learned the rudiments of reading and writing at a private school for free blacks. His father died while John was a child, and in June 1857 his mother moved the family to Cleveland, Ohio....

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