Transcribed from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Green, Nehemiah, fourth governor of the State of Kansas, was born at Grassy Point, Hardin county, Ohio, March 8, 1837. In March, 1855, when only eighteen years of age, he came to Kansas with his two brothers, Lewis F. and George S., both of whom afterward served in the Kansas legislature. They located in the town of Palmyra (now Baldwin), Douglas county, but the following year Nehemiah returned to Ohio and entered the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, where he completed his education. In 1860 he was made pastor of a Methodist church and served in that capacity until in 1862, when he enlisted as a lieutenant in Company B, Eighty-ninth Ohio infantry, but before the expiration of his term of enlistment failing health forced him to resign his commission. On May 2, 1864, he reëntered the service as a private in Company G, One Hundred and Fifty-third Ohio infantry, but a few days later he was appointed sergeant-major and was mustered out with that rank with his regiment on Sept. 9, 1864. He then returned to Kansas and became pastor of a church at Manhattan. He also purchased a fine farm of 320 acres on Mill creek and devoted much of his time to raising fine cattle for the market, in which he was quite successful. In Nov., 1866, he was nominated by the Republican state convention for the office of lieutenant-governor, and at the election the following November was elected. Upon the resignation of Gov. Samuel J. Crawford on Nov. 4, 1868, Mr. Green succeeded to the office of governor and served for the remainder of the term.

Gov. Green was twice married. In 1860 he married Miss Ida Leffingwell of Williamsburg, Ohio, who died in 1870, and in 1873 he married Miss Mary Sturdevant of Rushville, N. Y. Upon the expiration of his term as governor in 1869 he returned to the ministry, and in 1870-71 he was presiding elder of the Manhattan district. The illness and death of his first wife then caused him to give up the pulpit for a time. Consequently he retired to his farm until 1873, when he again took up the work and for about two years was stationed at Holton. In 1875 he had charge of a church at Waterville. In 1880 he yielded to the solicitations of his friends and was elected to the state legislature. This was his last public service. Gov. Green died at Manhattan on Jan. 12, 1890.

Pages 790-791 from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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