|13nd Governor of South Dakota|
January 6, 1931 – January 3, 1933
|Lieutenant||Odell K. Whitney|
|Preceded by||William J. Bulow|
|Succeeded by||Tom Berry|
Warren Everett Green|
March 10, 1869
Jackson County, Wisconsin
April 27, 1945 76) (aged|
Watertown, South Dakota
|Resting place||Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, South Dakota|
Warren Everett Green (March 10, 1869 – April 27, 1945) was the 13th governor of South Dakota, United States. Green, a Republican from Hazel, South Dakota, served from 1931 to 1933. He was also a state senator from 1913 through 1915, and again from 1923 to 1927.
Green was born in Jackson County, Wisconsin, the oldest of eight children. His family emigrated to Dakota Territory and settled in Hamlin County in the spring of 1881. Green grew up there and went into the farming business. He served in several local offices including twelve years as president of the local school board. He married Elizabeth Jane Parliament in 1899. They had four children.
Green was elected governor in 1930 and took office at the beginning of the Great Depression. He inherited a massive state debt that he met with tax reform, budget reductions and the reorganization of the state's relief agencies. He reduced salaries from 10 to 20 percent and also had to deal with drought, a grasshopper plague, a crop failure and an exceptionally hard failure. He sought re-election in 1932 but was defeated by Tom Berry.
Green went back to his farm at Hazel. He was a delegate to the 1936 Republican National Convention.
Green moved to Watertown, where he died on April 27, 1945. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota.
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William J. Bulow
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