Green, Benjamin E.
Born: 1822-02-05 Todd County, Kentucky
Died: 1907-05-12 Georgia
Benjamin E. Green, son of Duff Green, was a lawyer, businessman, diplomat, and writer. Born in Elkton, Kentucky, Green attended Georgetown University, graduating in 1838. He then studied law at the University of Virginia. After admission to the bar, he began practicing law in New Orleans. In 1843, with the help and influence of John C. Calhoun, President John Tyler appointed Green secretary to the legation of the United States at Mexico, where he served as chargé d'affaires (a temporary diplomatic official) until September 1844. Upon his return to the United States, Green resumed his law practice in Washington, DC. He also invested in railroads, won a contract via the Gosport Iron Works in Virginia to repair ships and build the
Thomas Schoonover, "Green, Benjamin Edwards," American National Biography, ed. by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 9:479-80; The North Georgia Citizen (Dalton, GA), 16 May 1907, 1:7; Fletcher M. Green, “Ben E. Green and Greenbackism in Georgia,” The Georgia Historical Quarterly 30 (March 1946), 2-3; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Dalton, Whitfield County, GA, 575; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Slave Schedules, Dalton, Whitfield County, GA, 444; Gravestone, West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, GA.