Biography and History

Joseph Coy Green was a history scholar and diplomat. Born in 1887 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Green graduated from Princeton University in 1908. He became a fellow in Princeton’s history department after graduation and returned to the university in 1920 as a professor in the history and politics departments. He left Princeton for a position at the United States Department of State, where he worked between 1930 and 1952. He was appointed Ambassador to Jordan in 1952. Green died in 1978.

Source: From the finding aid for MC065


  • Statesmen -- United States -- 20th century..
  • Joseph Coy Green Papers. circa 1907-1977 (inclusive), 1931-1953 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC065

    Joseph Coy Green (Princeton Class of 1908) served in a number of State Department positions, including his appointment as special representative to the International Institute of Agriculture in Rome (1931), chairman of the Armaments Commission (1944-1946), member of the U.S. Mission to observe the elections in Greece (1946), director of the Foreign Service Board of Examiners, and ambassador to Jordan (1952-1953). Included in this collection are correspondence, journals, scrapbooks, diaries, reports, notes, and printed matter.