Perry L. Green

From Ohio History Central

Perry L. Green was Ohio's third Director of Agriculture. The Director of Agriculture served as the head of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Green was born in 1879, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He graduated from Hiram College and embarked upon a career in politics, serving ten years in the Ohio General Assembly. In 1928, Ohio Governor Myers Cooper appointed Green as Ohio's third Director of Agriculture. Green retained this position until the end of 1930. From 1933 to 1935, he served on the Ohio Milk Marketing Board and, in 1938, 1940, 1942, and 1944, as the president of the Ohio Farm Bureau. He also was a member of the Ohio Water Supply Board from 1942 to 1947. Later in life, Green served as chairman of the Nationwide Life Insurance Company's Board of Directors.

For most of his political career, Green chastised the current economic system in the United States of America. He strongly opposed the "survival of the fittest" nature of capitalism. He encouraged his fellow Americans to adopt cooperative efforts, where all members of society would be guaranteed the basic necessities of life.