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Jack Phillip Greene, American Historian, educator. Fulbright fellow United Kingdom, 1953-1954; Lilly Foundation fellow Clements Library,1964; Guggenheim fellow, 1964-1965; John Carter Brown Library fellow, 1969; fellow Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1974-1975, Center for Advanced Study Behavioral Sciences, 1979-1980, Churchill College, Cambridge U., England, 1986, National Humanities Center 1987-1988.


Greene, Jack Phillip was born on August 12, 1931 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Son of Ralph Beamon and Nellie (Miller) Greene.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity North Carolina, 1951; Master of Arts, Indiana U., 1952; Doctor of Letters (honorary), Indiana U., 1977; postgraduate, U. Nebraska, 1952-1953, 54-55; postgraduate, Bristol (England) University, 1953-1954; Doctor of Philosophy, Duke, 1956.


Instructor history Michigan State University, 1956-1959. Assistant professor Western Reserve University, 1959-1962, associate professor, 1962-1965. Visiting associate professor, also visiting editor William and Mary Quarterly, College William and Mary, 1961-1962.

Visiting associate professor Johns Hopkins University, 1964-1965. Associate professor University Michigan, 1965-1966. Professor history Johns Hopkins University, 1966-1975, Andrew W. Mellon professor humanities, 1976—2005, Andrew W. Mellon professor in humanities emeritus, since 2005, chairman department history, 1970-1972.

Distinguished professor University California, Irvine, 1990-1992. Member Institute Advanced Study, 1970-1971, 85-86. Visiting professor Columbia, 1973-1974, 77, Harmsworth professor Oxford (England) University, 1975-1976, Fulbright professor Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1979, Fulbright Distinguished Bicentennial professor École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 1986-1987, Freeman professor University Richmond, 1996.

Sweet professor Michigan State University, 1997, guest professor, Frie University De Berlin, 2009.



Served with Army of the United States, 1957. Fellow Royal History Society (correspondent), British Academy, American Academy Arts & Sciences. Member American Antiquarian Society, American History Association (Award for Scholarly Distinction, 2008), Southern History Association, American Philosophical Society, Massachusetts History Society, Society of America History, Colonial Society Massachusetts, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Sue Lucille Neuenswander, June 27, 1953 (divorced August 1990). Children: Jacqueline Megan, Granville. Married Amy Turner Bushnell, August 29, 1990.

Ralph Beamon Greene

Nellie (Miller) Greene

Amy Turner Bushnell

Sue Lucille Neuenswander

Jacqueline Megan Greene

Granville Greene