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diplomat , foundation executive

Joseph Nathaniel Greene,, American former foundation executive, former diplomat.


Greene,, Joseph Nathaniel was born on April 9, 1920 in New York City. Son of Joseph N. and Nanine Greene.


Graduate, Hotchkiss School, 1937; Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1941.


Assistant instructor, Phillips Academy, 1941; United States foreign service officer, 1942-1973; assigned to, Montreal, Ottawa, Rome, Trieste desk officer for Italy, Department State, Washington assigned to, Singapore assigned to, Bonn deputy director executive secretariat, Department State, Washington, 1956; special assistant to, Secretary State, 1957-1959; assigned, Imperial Defense College, London, 1960; counselor embassy, deputy chief mission, Lagos, Nigeria, 1961-1963; minister-counselor, deputy chief mission, American embassy, New Delhi, 1963-1968; deputy administrator, Bureau Security and Consular Affairs, 1968-1969; deputy assistant secretary state international organization affairs, Bureau Security and Consular Affairs, 1969-1970; minister-counselor, deputy chief mission, American embassy, London, 1970-1971; diplomat-in-residence, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1971-1972; minister-counselor in charge, United States interests, Cairo, 1972-1973; president, Seven Springs Center, Mount Kisco, New York, 1973-1982. Member international advising committee American Security Bank, 1978-1982.


Member Byram committee Nature Conservancy, 1973-1981. Member program council Center for International Studies and Liberal Arts, Connecticut College, 1991-1996. Board directors High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., 1991-1998.

Chair Southeast Connecticut Committee Foreign Relations, since 1999. Board corporators, member development council Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, Connecticut, 1983-1992. With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946.

Member Council Foreign Relations, Metropolitan Club (Washington), Yale Club (New York City).


Married Edith Cowles, March 21, 1942 (divorced August 1960). Children: Nancy W., Edith E. Married Christine O'Hara, April 22, 1961.

Children: Joanna, John. Stepdaughter, Susan O'Hara.

Joseph N.

Nanine Greene,

Edith Cowles

Christine O'Hara

Edith E. Greene,

Joanna Greene,

Nancy W. Greene,

John Greene,