Harold Leavenworth Green

Harold Leavenworth Green (May 31, 1892 April 13, 1951) was the chairman and founder of the H.L. Green Company five and dime store chain.[1] He founded the chain as a product of mergers in 1932, and at the time of his death it had more than 200 stores.

He was born in Ansonia, Connecticut. He graduated from Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University as a mechanical engineer in 1912. He was 59 at the time of his death in Miami Beach, Florida.[1][2]


  1. 1 2 "Harold Levenworth Green, Ph.B. 1912" (PDF). Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased During the Year Ending July 1, 1951 (110): 128. 1951.
  2. "H. L. Green is Dead. Founder of Company Bearing His Name, With 200 Branches in U.S. and Canada, Was 59.". New York Times. April 15, 1951. Retrieved 2008-06-15. Harold L. Green, chairman of the board of directors and founder of H. L. Green ... Green was the principal executive of the Green from its creation in 1932.
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