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Norvin Green

Norvin Green, American physician, legislator, telegraph executive. member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1850,51-53; member Kentucky House of Representatives from Louisville, 1867.

Background

  • Green, Norvin was born on April 17, 1818 in New Albany, Indiana, United States. Son of Joseph and Susan (Ball) Green.

  • Education

    • Graduate Medical College, U. Louisville, 1840.

    Career

    • Practiced medicine, 1841-1853. Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1850,51-53. Commissioner Custom House, Louisville, Kentucky, 1853-1857.

      President South Western Telegraph Company. 1st to conceive idea of nat. consolidation of telegraph companies, formed North America Telegraph Company (formed basis of Western Union). Vice president Western Union, 1866-1878, president, 1878-1893.

      Member Kentucky House of Representatives from Louisville, 1867. President Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington Railway, 1870-1873. Author: The Government and the Telegraph.

    Works

    • Author: The Government and the Telegraph.

    Membership

    Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1850,51-53. Member Kentucky House of Representatives from Louisville, 1867.

    Connections

    • Married Martha English, April.
    • father: Joseph Green
    • mother: Susan (Ball) Green
    • spouse: Martha English
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    Died February 12, 1893
    (aged 74)
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