Ken Levine, the “Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer” wrote about other guys named Ken Levine. That was such a swell idea that I thought I’d follow suit. Well, not EXACTLY; I thought I’d use my OWN name instead. Let’s start with Wikipedia:
Roger Green, the Welsh professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, was born before 1915, which makes him very old.
Roger (Gilbert) Lancelyn Green “(2 November 1918 – 8 October 1987) was a British biographer and children’s writer. He was an Oxford academic who formed part of the Inklings literary discussion group along with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.”
Roger Curtis Green (15 March 1932 – 4 October 2009) was an American-born, New Zealand-based archaeologist. He was very accomplished, and I was actually sad when he died.
Roger Green (born 2 June 1943) is a Canadian former sailor who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Roger L. Green (born June 23, 1949) is an American legislator who served in the New York State Assembly for 26 years, from 1981 to 2007 (with a brief interruption in 2004), parts of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. More on him later.
Additionally, there is
Roger Green‘s Feng Shui Professional Certification Program
Roger Green founded Roger Green and Associates, Inc. (RG+A) in 1991. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Over the past twenty years, Roger has worked to design marketing research methods, insights, and modeling tools that promote a greater understanding of what drives value in pharmaceutical markets.
Roger Green makes custom guns, including rifles and shotguns, does metalwork, stockwork, inletting, and sells pedigree gun dogs.
Roger Green, a co-founder of one of the first alternative medicine centers in Australia, served as director of the Australian School of Healing from 1985 to 1999.
There are more, surely.
Roger L. Green the legislator, of course, worked in Albany, which is one of the reasons I tend to use my middle name, t distinguish myself from him. Moreover, he’s black, and sometimes when I’d be introduced to people, they’d ask if I were in the Assembly; heck, no, I’m MUCH taller than that guy, by three or four inches at least.
One day, I came home from work, and there was a phone message from WCBS-TV in New York City, asking me to call them. They wanted to know if I had a comment about the death of Yusuf Hawkins in Bensonhurst. I hadn’t seen the news yet, so I had no idea who Yusef Hawkins was, quite possibly until the next morning. But, naturally, they didn’t want MY comment, they wanted Roger L. Green’s, who represented that part of Brooklyn.
Too many state legislators in New York State have been involved in illegal activities, and Assemblyman Green was no exception: “Green resigned his seat in June 2004, after pleading guilty to petty larceny in connection with $3000 in false travel reimbursement claims. As part of a plea deal, he served three years’ probation, was fined $2,000, and had to pay $3,000 in restitution. Later that same year, he ran and was re-elected to the same seat.”
But he ran for Congress a couple of years later and lost, so isn’t in Albany anymore.
Happy half birthday to me.