Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918


Charles W. Green

CHARLES W. GREEN, a resident of Kansas City, Kansas, since March, 1893, was born in Greene County, New York, July 1, 1868, son of Charles and Avesta (Wright) Green. His father was a farmer and a veteran of the Union army. He was educated in public schools, in Greenville Academy and Eastman's Business College. After some experience as a grocery clerk and in real estate and insurance lines he went west in 1891 to Colorado, was connected two years with a smelting company, and on coming to Argentine, now part of Kansas City, Kansas, had charge of the copper department of the Consolidated Kansas Smelting and Refining Company until June, 1895. Later he was in the retail business.

In 1907 he became vice president of the First State Bank of Argentine, and since January 1, 1911, has been its president. He has been president of the Clearing House Association of Kansas City, Kansas, and was the founder and until 1910 secretary and treasurer and is now president of the Argentine Building & Loan Association.

Mr. Green served as alderman and mayor of Argentine, afterward represented Argentine as alderman of the seventh ward of Kansas City, Kansas, and was one of the first commissioners under the commission form of government in April, 1910. In 1913 he was elected mayor and re-elected in 1915. Mr. Green was a delegate to the Baltimore Democratic Convention of 1912. He is married and has a wife and one daughter.


Transcribed from volume 4, page 2123-2124 of A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; originally transcribed October 1997, modified 2003 by Carolyn Ward.

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