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"The Stockton Family of New Jersey and Other Stocktons", Dr. Thomas Coates Stockton, 1911 pg 75; Green, Robert Stockton; b. at Princeton, March 25, 1831; grad. Nassau Hall, 1850; studied law and was admitted to practice in 1853; rem. to Elizabeth, NJ in 1856. Served on the City Council from 1868 to 1873; elected Surrogate of Union County in 1862; appointed Presiding Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and County Courts in 1878. In 1884, elected to Congress, and two years later elected Governor of NJ and served one term. in 1880, appointed Vice Chancellor of the State, and on June 26, 1894, Judge of the Courts of Errors and Appeals. Regarded as a man of sound judgment and very influential. He m. 1 Oct 1857, Mary E. Mulligan. they had: Katherine, Isabella Williamson, Robert Stockton and Caroline Seward, Green. - "National Register Sons of The American Revolution", pg 686: The NJ Soc. was formally organized 30 Apr 1889 by the election of Gen. Wm. S. Stryer as President, who was very soon obliged to resign. He was suceeded by Gov. Robert Stockton Green, then Chief Magistrate of the State, who claimed membership as a desc. of Richard Stockton, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. - "Herringshow's Encyclopedia of American Biography", pg 419; Green, Robert Stockton, was born March, 25, 1831 at Princeton, NJ. He was City attorney for Elizabeth, NJ from 1857-1868; surrogate of Union Co, 1862-1867; presiding judge, Union Co. Court of common pleas 1868-1873. Delegate to democratic national conventions of 1860 and 1880; in 1884 elected Rep. from NJ to 49th congress as a democrat. - "20th Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans", Vol. IV., pg 393: Green, Robert Stockton, governor of NJ, b. Princeton, NJ March 25, 1831; son of James Sprout and Isabella (McCulloh) Green; grandson of the Rev. Ashbel Green (1762-1848) and gt gradson of Rev. Jacob Green, the Rev. patriot. His father was U.S. district Attorney for NJ. Robert grad. Princeton 1850; admitted to bar 1853; counsellor 1857; practised Elizabeth, NJ; prosecutor of the borough courts 1857; ..Democratic delegate to national conventions of 1860, 1880 and 1888; rep in the 49th congress,855-87; governor of NJ 1886-90; vice-chancellor of the state, 1890-95; judge of the court of error and appeals, 1894-95, He d. in Elizabeth, NJ, May 7, 1895. - "Biographical Directory of The American Congress", 1774-1949, pg 1232; Green, Robert Stockton, a Rep. from NJ; born Princeton, Mercer Co, NJ, March 25, 1831; grad College of NJ 1850; studied law, was admitted 1853 and commenced practice in Elizabeth, NJ; prosecutor of the borough courts 1857; city attorney of Elizabeth 1857-1868; delegate to Democratic National Conventions 1860, 1880 and 1888; Surrogate of Union Co. 1862-1867; member of city council 1863-1873; presiding judge of Union Co. Court of common Pleas 1868-73; elected as a Democrat to the 49th congress and served from March 4, 1885 until his resignation Jan. 17, 1887; governor of NJ 1887-1889; vice chancellor of NJ 1890-1895; judge of court of errors and appeals 1894 and 1895; died in Elizabeth, NJ, May 7, 1895; interment in Greenwood Cem., Brooklyn, NY


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