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Monday 9 November 2015

R is for Roger Green
LogoThere are
people named Roger Green in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Ken Levine, the "Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer" wrote about other guys named Ken Levine. That was such a swell idea that I thought I'd follow suit. Well, not EXACTLY; I thought I'd use my OWN name instead. Let's start with the Wikipedia:

Roger Green, the Welsh professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, who was born before 1915, which makes him very old.

Roger (Gilbert) Lancelyn Green (2 November 1918 – 8 October 1987) was a British biographer and children's writer. He was an Oxford academic who formed part of the Inklings literary discussion group along with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien."

Roger Curtis Green (15 March 1932 – 4 October 2009) was an American born, New Zealand-based archaeologist. He was very accomplished, and I was actually sad when he died.

Roger Green (born 2 June 1943) is a Canadian former sailor who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Roger L. Green (born June 23, 1949) is an American legislator who served in the New York State Assembly for 26 years, from 1981 to 2007 (with a brief interruption in 2004), parts of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. More on him later.

Additionally, there is

Roger Green's Feng Shui Professional Certification Program

Roger Green founded Roger Green and Associates, Inc. (RG+A) in 1991. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Over the past twenty years, Roger has worked to design marketing research methods, insights, and modeling tools that promote greater understanding of what drives value in pharmaceutical markets.

Roger Green makes custom guns, including rifles and shotguns, does metalwork, stockwork, inletting, and sells pedigree gun dogs.

Roger Green, co-founder of one of the first alternative medicine centers in Australia, served as director of the Australian School of Healing from 1985 to 1999.

There are more, surely.

Roger L. Green the legislator, of course, worked in Albany, which is one of the reasons I tend to use my middle name, to distinguish myself from him. Moreover, he's black, and sometimes when I'd be introduced to people, they'd ask if I were in the Assembly; heck, no, I'm MUCH taller than that guy, by three or four inches at least.

One day, I came home from work, and there was a phone message from WCBS-TV in New York City, asking me to call them. They wanted to know if I had a comment about the death of Yusuf Hawkins in Bensonhurst. I hadn't seen the news yet, so I had no idea who Yusef Hawkins was, quite possibly until the next morning. But, naturally, they didn't want MY comment, they wanted Roger L. Green's, who represented that part of Brooklyn.

Too many state legislators in New York State have been involved in illegal activities, and Assemblyman Green was no exception: "Green resigned his seat in June 2004, after pleading guilty to petty larceny in connection with $3000 in false travel reimbursement claims. As part of a plea deal, he served three years' probation, was fined $2,000 fine, and had to pay $3,000 in restitution. Later than same year, he ran and was re-elected to the same seat."

But he ran for Congress a couple years later and lost, so isn't in Albany anymore.


  1. I miss ABC Wednesday and Roger Green.

  2. Roger, I had no idea what a nefarious character you were. And did you know that my given name is the same as a lead character on Coronation Street, the BBC soap opera? Amy Barlow. Bummer...

  3. Only 793 out ouf 321,478,115 ?
    And still manage to create quit an impressive list ;-)

    I only know one Roger somewhat personal.... you
    Another one is Moore ofcourse ... nobody else springsto mind

  4. have fun, Roger Owen Green...


  5. how hot,
    RRRRRRRRRRR is for radio shack music.

  6. Cool! Now you can claim misidentification for any misdoing and blame it on one of the other 792 Roger Greens. LOL!

  7. What a fun post. I can't do it with my name Carin. My name is not popular. :(

  8. Really interesting, there are quite a lot of "Greens" in the States. By curiosity I put my real name in and imagine perhaps one person has this name in the whole States ! Apparently none of my family has gone to discover America !

  9. Nice to learn so much about Roger! :)

  10. Wow what an interesting idea. Roger Green's everywhere are obviously very accomplished and interesting.

  11. Like Gattina, I entered my name and there is only one or less people in USA sharing my name...
    My "R" stands for RIVER REFLECTIONS

  12. Thanks for hosting!
    My "R" is for ROSES

  13. A RIVER poem from me, now that Summer is approaching in Australia.
    Thanks for hosting.

  14. Too bad it only does the USA, that's not where I live.

  15. You find some pretty cool things to try out. No one else shares my name, thank goodness. :-)

  16. Roger, I nabbed your idea of seeking others with the same name, but I used my last name of Ruttan. My middle and maiden name also start with R.

  17. Looks like you are in pretty good company Roger Green. - Margy

  18. Your name seems to be pretty famous. Great idea for R and of course it had me checking out Google for my name.