William J. Green Jr.

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William J. Green Jr.
William J. Green, Jr. (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1949 December 21, 1963
Preceded by George W. Sarbacher Jr.
Succeeded by William J. Green III
In office
January 3, 1945 January 3, 1947
Preceded by C. Frederick Pracht
Succeeded byGeorge W. Sarbacher Jr.
Personal details
Born(1910-03-05)March 5, 1910
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 21, 1963(1963-12-21) (aged 53)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)Mary Kelly
Children6, including William III
Relatives Bill Green IV (grandson)
Alma mater St. Joseph's College
Military service
AllegianceFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1944
Rank Private

William Joseph Green Jr. (March 5, 1910 December 21, 1963) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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Biography

William J. Green was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Irish immigrants. [1] He graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School, and attended St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, PA. He was engaged in business as an insurance broker in Philadelphia in 1937. He served in the United States Army as a private in the Quartermaster Corps from March 22, 1944, to December 4, 1944.

He was elected to Congress in 1944, and after a defeat in the Republican landslide year of 1946, was reelected to Congress in 1948 and every two years thereafter until his death at age 53. He had been elected Democratic City Chairman in 1953, and, in that role, held until his death, he helped solidify Philadelphia as a Democratic stronghold.

Green died of peritonitis and gall bladder complications in Philadelphia on December 21, 1963. [2] He was succeeded in Congress by his son, William J. Green, III, who was 25 years old at the time of his first election, and later became Mayor of Philadelphia.

The William J. Green Jr. Federal Building, on 6th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia, is named for him.

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References

  1. "United States Census, 1910", FamilySearch , retrieved March 25, 2018
  2. "Rep. Green, 53, Philadelphia Leader, dies". Chicago Tribune. December 22, 1963.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Fred Pracht
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

19451947
Succeeded by
George Sarbacher
Preceded by
George Sarbacher
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

19491963
Succeeded by
Bill Green, III
Party political offices
Preceded by
James Finnegan
Chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee
19531963
Succeeded by
Frank Smith