Caspar D. Green '36

Caspar D. Green graduated first in his class of 1936. In 1937, he received his Master's in history from The Ohio State University.  From 1937 until 1940, he worked as a supervisor of English for the Puerto Rican Department of Education. In 1941, he entered the United States Diplomatic Service holding posts in Havana, Cuba; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Concepcion, Chile; Helsinki, Finland; Maracaibo, Venezuela; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Caspar later resigned from this position in 1953.

He returned to Mantua, Ohio to teach in public high schools, allowing continued studying and writing. In 1957, he resumed his career in the field of international relations, this time with the Agency for International Development. Caspar then retired in 1973 after 28 years of government service.

He is listed in “Who's Who in America” starting in 1956. Caspar was a careful writer and speaker, an attentive listener, an avid reader and an accomplished linguist. He was bilingual in Spanish, fluent in French, good in Portuguese -- he also had a reading knowledge of German and Italian. He always had a book in his hand, which he was always in the process of reading.

Caspar was a quiet, gentle man who always had time for his family. He always had a deep love for Hiram College that started in his early years at Hiram and continued throughout his whole life. He served on its Alumni Counsel, and Hiram conferred on him its Distinguished Citizen Award and the Lifelong Leadership Award.

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