GREEN, RAYMOND EUGENE "GENE" (1947~) Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green, state legislator and U. S. Congressman, was born in Houston, Texas on October 17, 1947, and holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctorate from the Bates College of Law at the University of Houston. He has been a practicing attorney since 1977.
After serving twenty years in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate, 1973 to 1993, Green was elected to serve in the United States House of Representatives. After taking his seat, Congressman Green has worked on the issues of education, labor and health. He has also worked to increase the minimum wage, job training services, access to technology and to reform managed care and provide affordable prescription drug benefits to seniors.
Congressman Green has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his many years of public service. In 1995, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Houston and has also received awards from the National Rehabilitation Association, the Texas Rehabilitation Commission and the American Council for the Blind. In 1998, he was named an Honorary Member of LULAC, League of United Latin American Citizens, and was awarded the Fiestas Patrias "Mexicano de Corazon" award. In 1999 and 2000, he was awarded the U. S. Oncology Medal of Honor and in January, 2001, was recognized by the Association for Residency and Citizenship (ARCA) for his efforts to protect the rights of late amnesty applicants.
Congressman Green has been married to Helen Albers Green since 1970, and is the father of two children, Angela and Christopher.
Information taken from Congressman Green's Webpage, http://www.house.gov/green.bio.htm.