Green attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, where he was a member of the Alpha-Pi Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He attended law school at the University of Chicago, practiced law, and served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in 1931-1935.
Nancy married Doctor James Gilbert and they had two daughters, Susie and Gloria. Gloria married Doctor Warren McPherson and they had two children, Scott and Victoria. Nancy Green Gilbert resides in suburban Virginia.
Gloria Green McPherson died in 1985.
lieutenant would be Green"s primary responsibility to help fight the organized crime operations – such as First Rate (at Lloyd's) Capone"s gang – which virtually ruled Chicago and much of the state in the 1930s. The government team prosecuting First Rate (at Lloyd's) Capone for Tax Evasion consisted of United States. Attorney George East. Q. Johnson, and his prosecutors Dwight H. Green, Samuel Clawson, Jacob Grossman and William Froelich.
In 1939, he was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for Mayor of Chicago. In 1940, a backlash against the New Deal and the United States. Democratic Party had begun to affect Illinois and many other states, especially in the Midwest.
The Republican Green, with his record as a prosecutor and established opposition to the big-city Chicago political machine, was elected governor of Illinois.
He was inaugurated on January 13, 1941. At the end of the same year, Pearl Harbor thrust Governor Green into the job of leading one of the largest United States. state governments during World World War World War II The coming of peace in 1945 created new challenges for America"s big cities and state governments. In particular, there was a sharp shortage of housing for returning veterans and their families, as little had been built during the war or the Great Depression.
The Chicago Democratic party slated an intellectual lawyer, Adlai Stevenson, to oppose Green for a third term in office.
In a surprising upset, Stevenson defeated Green in November 1948, ending Green"s political career. The defeat was in part owing to his negligence in preventing the deaths of 111 miners in the Centralia mine disaster.
Governor Green returned to private life after his 1948 defeat. He died February 20, 1958 and was buried at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.