Judge Henry W. Green Jr., a native of Leavenworth, earned his bachelor degrees from Kansas State University and a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. After a career in private practice of law and working for the federal bankruptcy court in Kansas, he was appointed to the Kansas Court of Appeals.
January 2019–January 2023
Appointed to the court in 1993 by Governor Joan Finney
1993-present, judge, Court of Appeals
Previous professional experience
1979-93, U.S. Panel of Bankruptcy Trustees, U.S. District Court of Kansas
1975-93, private law practice, part-time instructor at National College of Business
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1975
Kansas State University., B.S., history and political science, 1972
Professional memberships and activities
American Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
Leavenworth County Bar Association
Co-author, "Successful Creditors' Strategies in Bankruptcy in Kansas"
Awards and honors
Kansas State University College of Arts and Sciences 2011 Alumni Fellow
Smiling Bull Award presented by the Leavenworth County Bar Association, 2011
Community, civic, and charitable activities
Buffalo Soldier Monument Committee, pro bono counsel. The group raised more than $1 million to erect the Buffalo Soldier Monument at Fort Leavenworth to honor the first all-black cavalry units commissioned after the Civil War.
He and his wife, Shirley, have two children, Monica and Malcolm.