George Woodward Greene

George W. Greene

George Woodward Greene (July 4, 1831 – July 21, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Mount Hope, New York, Greene pursued classical studies and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at a school and studied law; in 1860, he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Goshen, 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. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Orange Co., 2nd D.) in 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889 and 1890.

Greene died in New York City on July 21, 1895. He was interred in "The Plains" Cemetery, Otisville, New York.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Van Wyck
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles Van Wyck
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Jacob H. Dimmick
New York State Assembly
Orange County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
Michael N. Kane

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