Otho J. Green, 77, a management consultant in Washington and the Bay Area of California, died Nov. 9 at Manor Care nursing home in Chevy Chase of complications from stomach surgery. He was a District resident.
The death was confirmed by his wife, Jean Green.
Mr. Green owned and operated Pacific Training and Technical Assistance from 1968 to 1982. The Oakland, Calif.-based business also had a Washington office and reportedly did consulting work for private and government agencies on education, early childhood development and housing matters.
Mr. Green, running as a Democrat, made an unsuccessful bid for Oakland mayor in a 1973 race that included Black Panther leader Bobby Seale and incumbent John Reading (R). The incumbent won by a landslide, with Seale a distant second.
Mr. Green settled in the Washington area in 1978. He was involved in other businesses after Pacific Training closed. He was president of Akins and Associates, a consulting firm in Washington, from 1992 until his retirement in 1996.
Otho James Green was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., and raised in Oakland. He was a 1963 graduate of what is now California State University, East Bay.
Early in his career, he worked in job development and employment for the Urban League in the Bay Area and was a consultant in industrial relations for the California State Assembly.
In 1964, he married Jean Tisdale. They separated in 1980.
Besides his wife, of Washington, survivors include two children, Zuri Green of Snellville, Ga., and Otho J. “Kobie” Green II of Washington; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
— Adam Bernstein