George Greene (1847 - 1855)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from November 1, 1847, when he was appointed to fill the vacancy
occasioned by the retirement of Justice Thomas S. Wilson, until January 9,
Born in Staffordshire,
England, in 1817, he came to New York state when two years of age. He was a
member of the Third and Fourth Iowa Territorial General Assemblies and was but
twenty-three years of age when first elected. He was thirty when appointed to
the Supreme Court. While on the court he also served as its reporter, and
prepared the four G. Greene Iowa Reports.
After leaving the bench
he engaged in banking, manufacturing, and railroad building at Cedar Rapids,
and in these fields was largely instrumental in building that city to the
importance that it enjoys today.
Justice Greene died in
Cedar Rapids June 23, 1880.