Dwight H. Green Collection


Dwight H. Green Collection


Green, Dwight H. (Dwight Herbert), 1897-1958
Illinois. Governor
Office of the Governor


Dwight H. Green served as governor from 1941 until 1949. Prior to his time as governor, Green worked as a United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1931-1935 where he focused on fighting organized crime. He was part of the federal government's team of attorneys prosecuting Al Capone in 1931. Green unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Chicago in 1939.

Photographs in this collection include images of Green and his family during his time as Illinois governor.

Items in the Dwight H. Green Collection Collection

Governor Dwight H. Green poses for a portrait.On verso: "With Kindest Regards, Dwight W. Green."

Dwight H. Green stands at the podium with his hands held in the air.

Dwight H. Green speaks at the podium at an event in Beardstown.

Dwight H. Green examines a piece of paper with George Bunn and Henry Converse. On verso: "State agrees to buy Sangamon County Courthouse 1945."

Governor Dwight H. Green speaks to five unidentified girls next to a bust of Abraham Lincoln. On verso: "Gov. D. H. Green with Volk bust of Lincoln. Gift of Illinois to Liberia in honor of Centennial, 1938."

Collection Tree

  • Illinois Photographic Collection
    • Dwight H. Green Collection