Green, James Stephen

Green, James Stephen

(1817–70) U.S. representative/senator; born in Rectortown, Va. A lawyer, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives (Dem., Mo.; 1847–51), and was chargé d'affaires for Colombia (1853–54). In the Senate (1857–61), he sponsored the statehood of Kansas.
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