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lawyer , poet

Albert Gorton Greene, American lawyer, poet. famous poem was Ode on the Death of Rev.


Greene, Albert Gorton was born on February 10, 1802 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of John H. and Elizabeth (Beverly) Greene.


Graduate Brown U., 1820. Studied law under John Whipple.


Admitted to Rhode Island bar, 1823. Clerk Providence City Council, 1832-1867. Clerk Providence Municipal Court, 1832-1857, justice, 1858-1867.

Also occasional poet and editor. Contributor 5 poems to The Rhode Island Book (edited by Anne C. Lynch), 1841. Most famous poem was Ode on the Death of Review Doctor William E. Channing.

President Rhode Island History Society, 1854-1868. Had notable collection of original engravings and library which contained 18,000 volumes and 2,000 pamphlets (now embodied in Harris Collection of America Poetry at Brown U.).


  • Famous poem was Ode on the Death of Rev.


Married Mary Ann Clifford, 1824.

John H. Greene

Elizabeth (Beverly) Greene

Mary Ann Clifford