Portrait of Albert Collins Greene
April 15, 1791
January 8, 1863
East Greenwich, RI
Catharine Celia Greene (May 16, 1814)
Julia Jones Greene (August 22, 1841)
Albert Collins Greene was the son of Perry Greene and Elizabeth Belcher. He was born in East Greenwich, RI on April 15, 1791. Greene studied for many years with the Hon. George E. Brinkerhoff of New York until he turned eighteen when he was admitted to the bar. He completed his legal studies in LItchfield in 1812 and in 1813 returned to Rhode Island and established a legal practice in his hometown of East Greenwich. He was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1815 and remained in the house for the next ten years. Greene also functioned as the Speaker fo the House for his last three years in office. While he was in the House of Representatives, Greene was also active in the state militia attaining first the rank of Brigadier General in 1826 and late of Major General in 1821. ...[more]
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied with the Hon. George Brinkerhoff in New York.
U.S. Senator (RI) 1845-1851
State Representative (RI) 1815-1825, 1857
Attorney General (RI) 1825-1843
State Senator (RI) 1843-1844, 1851-1852
Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1821-1825.
The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.
Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Baldwin, Roger Sherman. "Notes on law taken from the lectures of the Honble. Tapping Reeve and James Gould, esquire … at the Litchfield Law School." Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University; Ledger. "Journals of the Barr - Litchfield County"
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1813, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Clarke, Louise Brownell. The Greenes of Rhode Island, NY. Private Printing: 1903.
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