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John Henneberry Green

Ireland, Cincinnati, Washington, D.C.

"Green, Rev. John Henneberry.—A contributor of prose and verse to Nation in the fifties, over his initials. He wrote in its pages a biography of Dr John Lanigan, the ecclesiastical historial (who was a cousin of his mother), which was republished later as a pamphlet in Cincinnati. He was born in the town of Tipperary in 1822, and went to U.S.A. in 1859, and became editor of Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph. Besides a "Catechism of Irish Geography" (Cincinnati, 1859), he published a pamphlet on the Irish question (about 1863). He fought in the Civil War, and was shot through the lungs on September 10, 1861, and was left for dead on the battlefield. On his recovery he studied law and admitted to the bar, obtaining a legal clerkship at Washington, which he held for about six years. He resigned it in 1872 in order to become a priest. In 1874 he was ordained at Mill Hill, London, and was sent to Baltimore, where he officiated till his death, a few years ago. From 1885 he edited St. Joseph's Advocate, an illustrated quarterly of that town."

[Source: D. J. O'Donoghue, The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical and Bibliographical Dictionary of Irish Writers of English Verse 171 (Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co.; London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1912)(Gale Research Co., reprint 1968)]