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GREENE, Samuel Stillman, educator, born in Belchertown, Massachusetts, 3 May, 1810; died in Providence,. R. I., 24 January 1883. He was graduated at Brown, with the valedictory, in 1887. After teaching in the Baptist academy at Worcester, Massachusetts, and in the English and grammar high-schools of Boston, he was the first superintendent of public schools in Springfield, Massachusetts, and the first agent of the Massachusetts board of education. He was also superintendent of public schools in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1851 he was called to the professorship of didactics in Brown, and held this place until 1855, when he was appointed professor of mathematics and civil engineering. He remained in this chair until his death. He was, at various times, president of the Rhode Island institute of instruction, of the American institute of instruction, and of the National teachers' association. He was active in the affairs of the Baptist denomination in Rhode Island. Professor Greene was the author of "Analysis of the English Language" (1848) ; "First Lessons in Grammar"; " Elements of English Grammar" (1852) ; "English Grammar" (1867) ; and "Introduction to English Grammar " (1868).--His nephew, Charles Warren, physician, born in Belchertown, Massachusetts, 17 August, 1840. He was graduated at Brown in 1863, and subsequently studied medicine at Harvard, Berkshire medical College, and at Dartmouth, where he was graduated in 1867. In July, 1862, he entered the army, and served for three years, attaining the rank of captain. After his graduation in medicine he practiced in Massachusetts until 1872, and since has devoted himself to literary pursuits. He has been a large contributor to various cyclopaedias, chiefly in the domain of natural science. Dr. Greene has held the office of principal editor of recent editions of Lippineott's "Gazetteer" (1879): Worcester's "New School Dictionary" (1883) ; Thomas's "Biographical Dictionary" (1886); and other dictionaries, still (1887) unpublished. In addition to the foregoing he wrote "Animals ; their Homes and Habits" (Philadelphia, 1886), and" Birds; their Homes and Habits" (1886).
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