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Term: Green, William T. 1860 - 1911

Definition:

African-American attorney and civil rights activist. Born in Canada in May, 1860, Green came to the U.S. in 1884 and within a few years was a leader of Milwaukee's black community. In 1889, after an instance of blatant discrimination, he was among those who organized a civil rights convention that created the Union League of Wisconsin and started the lawsuit Howell vs. Litt, which ruled that discrimination by race was illegal. Green is thought to have drafted the state's firstcivil rights law in 1891 (it passed in 1895, and became the foundation for modern civil rights legislation in Wisconsin).

Green was the first black graduate of the Univ. of Wisconsin Law School (1892), and until his death was the only black lawyer in Milwaukee and the only African-American member of the Wisconsin Bar Association. He was the first black attorney to argue a case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. His legal work involved everything from murder and assault to worker's compensation and constitutional issues.

In 1912, the Wisconsin Bar Association Proceedings published this short note: "Wm. T. Green died December 3, 1911, aged 48 years [sic].He graduated from the Law School of the University of Wisconsin in 1892, and practiced is profession at Milwaukee. He was the only negro [sic] lawyer in our ranks. He represented practically all of his race in their trials and tribulations both in the criminal and civil courts and was a worker for the betterment of conditions among his people. He was a Republican and a frequent delegate to the conventions of his party." View more information in Fishel, Leslie H. "The Genesis of the First Wisconsin Civil Rights Act." Wisconsin Magazine of History vol. 49 no. 4 (Summer 1966):324-333.

[Source: Fishel article linked above; 1900 U.S. Census; Proceedings, State Bar Association of Wisconsin, 1912-14 (Madison: 1915): 33; Milwaukee Free Press, Dec. 4, 1911.]

115 records found

Gaar, John 1887 - 1973
Gaenslen, Frederick Julius 1877 - 1937
Gagen, Daniel 1835 - 1908
Gagin, William P. 1916
Gale, George 1816 - 1868
Gale, Zona 1874 - 1938
Galli, G. Fred 1902
Gallun, August Frederick 1834 - 1912
Galpin, Charles Josiah 1864 - 1947
Ganfield, William Arthur 1873 - 1940
Gard, John 1963
Garland, Hamlin 1860 - 1940
Garrison, Frank 1852 - 1905
Garth, Schuyler Edward 1898 - 1947
Gates, James Leslie 1850 - 1911
Gaulke, Ellsworth K. 1925
Gaylord, Adj. Gen. Augustus (1826-1901)
Gee, Harvey F. 1908
Gehrmann, Bernard E. 1920
Gein, Edward 1906 - 1984
Geist, Walter 1894 - 1951
Gelatt, Roland Bernard 1856 - 1917
Gens de Mer
Genzmer, Elmer L. 1903
George, Gary R. 1954
Gerlach, Chester A. 1947
Germans in Wisconsin
Geske, Janine P. 1949
Gessert, Harry L.
Gettelman, Adam 1847 - 1925
Geuder, William 1852 - 1903
Gibson, Lawrence R. 1912
Gielow, Curt 1945
Giese, Kenyon E. 1933
Gilbert, Edward Martinius 1875 - 1956
Gilbert, Frank Lynch 1864 - 1930
Gilbert, William 1827 - 1900
Gill, Col. Charles R. (18301883)
Gill, Thomas Henry A. 1858 - 1940
Gillespie, Ezekiel (1818-1892)
Gilmore, Eugene Allen 1871 - 1953
Gilson, Earl 1923
Gilson, Norman Shepard 1839 - 1914
Gimmestad, Lars Monsen 1868 - 1943
Ginty, George Clay 1840 - 1890
Glidden, Carlos 1834 - 1877
Glode, Menominee leader, d. 1804
Glory of the Morning, Ho-chunk peace chief, dates
Glover, Arthur James 1873 - 1949
Glover, Joshua
Goethel, Karl J. 1930
Goetsch, Robert G. 1933
Goetz, George Washington 1856 - 1897
Gonski, Casimir 1869 - 1946
Goodell, Rhoda Livinia 1839 - 1880
Goodland, Walter Samuel 1862 - 1947
Goodrich, Albert Edgar 1826 - 1885
Goodrich, Joseph 1800 - 1867
Goodrich, Patricia A. 1933
Gordon, Myron L. 1918
Gordon, Philip 1886 - 1948
Gorrell, James, dates unverified
Goss, Benjamin Franklin 1823 - 1893
Gottlieb, Mark 1956
Gower, John C. 1941
Goyke, Gary R. 1947
Graass, Frank N. 1885
Grabner [Graebner], August Lawrence 1849 - 1904
Grady, Daniel Henry 1872 - 1954
Grady, Warren A. 1924
Graham, Heather 1970 -
Graham, Robert 1826 - 1892
Grant, Albert Weston 1856 - 1930
Grant, Alexander R. 1925
Grant, Bud (Harold Peter Grant, Jr.) 1920 -
Gratiot, Henry 1789 - 1836
Gray, Hamilton Hunter 1827 - 1902
Gray, John R. 1925
Great Buffalo (Ke-Che-Waish-Ke Or Bezhike) 1759 -
Greco, Angelo F. 1925
Greeks in Wisconsin
Green, Mark A. 1960
Green, William T. 1860 - 1911
Greene, Thomas Arnold 1827 - 1894
Greene, Walter S. 1834 - 1891
Gregory, Charles Noble 1851 - 1932
Gregory, Horace 1898 - 1982
Gregory, John Goadby 1856 - 1947
Greider, Gerald A. 1923
Greulich, August 1813 - 1893
Griffin, Ezra Leonard 1821 - 1892
Griffin, Michael 1842 - 1899
Grignon, Augustin, 1780-1860.
Grignon, Charles Augustin, 1808 - 1862
Grignon, Pierre Sr. 1740 - 1795
Griswold, Harry Wilbur 1886 - 1939
Griswold, Hattie [Tyng] 1840 - 1909
Grobschmidt, Richard A. 1948
Gronemus, Barbara 1931
Gronouski, John A., 1919-
Groppi, Father James, 1930-1985
Groseilliers, Medard Chouart, Sieur Des 1618 - 168
Groshek, Leonard A. 1913
Grothman, Glenn 1955
Grottkau, Paul 1846 - 1898
Grover, Herbert J. 1937
Gruszynski, Stan 1949
Guenther, Richard William 1845 - 1913
Guiles, Jon R. 1945
Gunderson, Scott L. 1956
Gunderson, Steven 1951
Gundrum, Mark 1970
Gunther, Theodore (1826 0 1885)
Guppey, Gen. Joshua J. (1820-1893)
Gurley, Zenas Hovey 1801 - 1871

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