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Albert Collins GREENE

(1792-1863)
Senate Years of Service:
1845-1851
Party:
Whig

GREENE, Albert Collins, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in East Greenwich, R.I., April 15, 1792; graduated from Kent Academy; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1812 and commenced practice in East Greenwich; member, house of representatives 1815-1825, serving as speaker 1821-1825; brigadier general and then major general of the Fourth Brigade of State Militia 1816-1823; attorney general of Rhode Island 1825-1843; member, State senate 1843-1844; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1845, to March 3, 1851; was not a candidate for reelection; elected to the State senate in 1851 and 1852; member, State house of representatives 1857; retired from public life; died in Providence, R.I., January 8, 1863; interment in Grace Church Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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