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Benjamin Daniel Greene

December 29, 1793
October 14, 1862
Home Town:
Demerara, British Guiana
Later Residences:
Boston, MA
Margaret Quincy Greene (May 31, 1826)
Biographical Notes:
   Benjamin Daniel Greene was the son of Gardiner Greene and his second wife, Elizabeth Hubbard. Greene was born in Demerara, British Guiana on December 29, 1793. His family returned to America shortly after his birth and he received his elementary education at the Boston Latin School. He graduated from Harvard in 1812 and then studied at the Litchfield Law School that same year. Greene was admitted to the bar in Boston, MA in September 1815 and he began his legal practice there.

   However, Greene soon gave up his legal practice to become a doctor. He attended medical schools in Edinburgh, Scotland and Paris, France and also pursued botanical studies. In 1830, Greene was a co-founder and served as the first president of the Boston Society of Natural ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Boston Latin School, studied at Harvard College in 1812, and later attended Medical schools in Edinburgh and Paris.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Doctor
Admitted To Bar:
Boston, MA in September 1815

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
help 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.
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; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School
Secondary Sources:
Clarke, Louise Brownell. The Greenes of Rhode Island. New York: Private Printing, 1903.; The Greene Family in Boston and America. Boston: Private Printing, 1901.

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