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Mary Anne Greene, American lawyer. Member American Association of Legal.


Greene, Mary Anne was born on June 14, 1857 in Warwick, Rhode Island, United States. Daughter of John Waterman Aborn and Mary Frances (Low) Greene.


Graduate R.I.


Admitted to bar, Boston, 1888 (2d woman admitted in Massachusetts), bar United States District Court, Los Angeles, 1928. Practiced in Boston until 1890, since in Providence, Rhode Island, and Pasadena, California First woman to contribute to American Law Review, and 1st woman to appear before the Supreme Court of the Rhode Island. One of two American women lawyers selected to address the World’s Congress of Jurisprudence and Law Reform on same platform with leading male jurists of Europe and America, Chicago, 1893.

Lecturer on business law, Lasell Seminary, Auburndale, Massachusetts, 1889-1906. Legal counsel Vice-President Woman’s Baptist Foreign Missionary Society, 1898-1914. Chairman Rhode Island Committee on Colonial Exhibit, Atlanta Exposition, 1895.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Woman’s Manual of Law, 1902. Life of Nathaniel Topliff Allen, 1906. Women and Children Under the Laws of Rhode Island, 1915.

      Also many legal and history articles in magazines and in pamphlets. Admitted to California bar, 1923.


Member American Association of Legal.


John Waterman Aborn Greene

Mary Frances (Low) Greene