Bill Green IV
William Joseph Green IV (born March 29, 1965) is the former chair of the School Reform Commission of the School District of Philadelphia and a former Democratic Councilman-at-Large on the City Council of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bill has focused his work in City Council on accountability and fiscal discipline, constituent service, and quality of life for city residents.
Bill Green IV
Green in 2010
|Member of the Philadelphia City Council|
from the At-Large District
January 7, 2008 – February 2014
|Preceded by||Juan Ramos|
|Succeeded by||Ed Neilson|
William Joseph Green IV
March 29, 1965
|Father||William J. Green III|
|Relatives||William J. Green Jr. (grandfather)|
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.)|
Auburn University (B.A.)
Early life and educationEdit
Green grew up a block from Frankford High School, and graduated from Penn Charter and attended Saint Joseph's University before graduating from Auburn University. He obtained his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
Green's father, William J. Green III, was a member of the U.S. House, Chairman of Philadelphia's Democratic City Committee, and Mayor of Philadelphia, and his grandfather, William J. Green, Jr., was a Congressman and Chairman of Philadelphia's Democratic City Committee.
In 1991, Green wrote policy papers for Ed Rendell's successful campaign for Mayor. He worked on numerous Democratic campaigns attempting to elect candidates to Congress, attorney general posts, state legislative seats, and local offices.
Prior to first seeking office in 2007, Green traded options and futures in New York, London, and Amsterdam. After obtaining his law degree, he founded several businesses, represented top Fortune 500 companies and start-ups as a corporate lawyer, and served as president of VistaScape Security Systems.
He was fired from his role as Chair of the SRC by Governor Wolf for approving a new Charter School against the expressed wishes of the Governor.
- "Wolf strips Green of SRC chairmainship". philly-archives. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
- "Bill Green – Councilman-At-Large". City of Philadelphia official website. City Council, City of Philadelphia. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
- Dunn, Mike (2014-02-18). "Bill Green Sworn In As Chairman Of SRC, No Special Election Planned Yet To Fill His Council Seat". Retrieved 15 April 2014.
- Councilman Bill Green official city website