Born in Mount Hope, New York, Greene pursued classical studies and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. He taught at a school and studied law. In 1860, he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Goshen, New New York
He became a school commissioner for Orange County, and he served as judge of the Orange County Courts from 1861 to 1864. Greene presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Forty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1869, to February 17, 1870, when he was succeeded by Charles H. Van Wyck, who contested his election. Greene died in New York City on July 21, 1895.
He was interred in "The Plains" Cemetery, Otisville, New New York
Member United States House Member of New York State Assembly, 1885-1888</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died New York City, July 21, 1895.