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 John Patterson Green

John Patterson Green

Birth
New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 Sep 1940 (aged 95)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 7 Lot 74
Memorial ID 22446 · View Source
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The "Father of Labor Day". The first African-American elected to office in Cleveland when elected Republican Justice of the Peace in 1872. He was elected to the Ohio Legislature in 1890, there introducing the bill that established Labor Day as a state holiday. The US Congress made it a National holiday in 1894. In 1892 Green was elected to the Ohio Senate, that body's first African-American member.

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  • Added: 22 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22446
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Patterson Green (2 Apr 1845–1 Sep 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22446, citing Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .