Coshocton in Coshocton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
March 3, 1870 – November 21, 1952
Born in Coshocton County to parents of English descent, Hugh and Jane Oram Green, he learned their devout Baptist faith. Educated in a one room school house, he studied by coal oil lamp at night and was an avid reader all his life. Married Jeannie Mobley, a Coshocton native on 14 April 1892. They were the parents of six children.
Held his first union office in Local 379 at 18; then, President of Sub-district 6; President of District 6, which included Ohio; Secretary-Treasurer, the United Mine Workers of America; finally, President of the American Federation of Labor.
Member of the Ohio Senate, 1910–1914; author, Workman's Compensation Law of Ohio. Member of the Peace Treaty Commission after World War I, the Board of International Labor Organization, Advisory Council to Commission on Economic Security, and American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Author, Labor and Democracy. Recipient, honorary degrees: Doctor of Industrial Science, Oglethorpe University and Doctor of Law, Kenyon College.
Active Baptist layman; dedicated American; a leader in drive
Location. 40° 16.445′ N, 81° 51.948′ W. Marker is in Coshocton, Ohio, in Coshocton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Courthouse Square, next to the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Coshocton OH 43812, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coshocton County Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Coshocton County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (within shouting distance of this marker); Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coshocton County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coshocton.
Also see . . . William Green (1873 - 1952). History page on the AFL-CIO website. (Submitted on April 23, 2006.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,296 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 2. submitted on December 14, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.