RAUM, Green Berry (1829-1909)

RAUM, GREEN BERRY, , a Representative from Illinois; born in Golconda, Pope County, Ill., December 3, 1829; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1853 and practiced in Golconda 1853-1856; moved to Kansas in 1856 and practiced his profession for two years; returned to Illinois and settled in Harrisburg; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as major in the Fifty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and attained the rank of brigadier general; resigned his commission May 6, 1865, and engaged in railroad building; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; United States Commissioner of Internal Revenue 1876-1883; United States Commissioner of Pensions 1889-1893; engaged in the practice of law in Chicago, Ill., until his death there on December 18, 1909; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Va.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: November 1, 1893. 1 letter.
Finding aid in repository.

  • Barlow, William. "U.S. Commissioner of Pensions Green B. Raum of Illinois." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 60 (Autumn 1967): 297-312.
  • Raum, Green B. The Existing Conflict between Republican Government and Southern Oligarchy. 1884. Reprint, New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969.
  • ------. Finance and Labor and the Great Danger of the Hour: Speech Delivered by Hon. Green B. Raum, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, at Peoria, Illinois, October 12, 1878. Washington, D.C. : National Republican Publishing Co., 1878.
  • ------. History of Illinois Republicanism. Chicago: Rollins Publishing Company, 1900.
  • ------. National Development. Speech of Hon. Green B. Raum, Delivered in the House of Representatives, July 13, 1868. [Washington: Chronicle print, 1868].
  • ------. Twenty Years of Republican Rule. [Washington? D.C.]: National Republican print., [1882].
  • Thompson, Josephine, and Scerial Thompson. "Fighter: Military, Political--Green Berry Raum. In Idols of Egypt, edited by Will Griffith, pp. 181-201. Carbondale, Ill: Egypt Book House, 1947.