Thomas Greene (governor)

Colonial Governor of Maryland

Thomas Greene of Bobbing, Kent, 2nd Proprietary Governor of Maryland (27 March 1609, Bobbing, Kent, England20 January 1651, St. Mary's County, Maryland) was an early settler of the Maryland colony and second Provincial Governor of the colony from 1647 to 1648, having been appointed to governorship by the colony's first governor, Leonard Calvert, as an emergency measure only hours before Calvert's death.  By 1648, Cecilius Calvert replaced him with William Stone, under whom Greene served as deputy governor.

The Catholic royalist deputy governor, Thomas Greene, foolishly decided to recognize Charles II…as the legitimate ruler of England.  This proclamation naturally angered Parliament and precipated severe reaction.
Murray N. Rothbard

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