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John P. Green Collection
Description: Portrait of John P. Green, who served as a state representative and senator in the late 19th century, and was the first African American elected to office in Cuyahoga County as Justice of the Peace in 1873. As a representative, Green introduced legislation to establish Labor Day in Ohio. Green was appointed by William McKinley in 1896 as a Government Stamp Agent. He returned to Cleveland in 1905 and practiced law with his sons, William and Theodore. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03885
Subjects: African Americans--Ohio; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Labor Day
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)