GREENE, William [1695-1758] -- American governor (RI), Governor
Governor (RI 1743-1758)
GREENE, William, governor of Rhode Island, was born in Warwick, R.I., March 16, 1695;
son of Samuel and Mary (Gotton) Greene,
and a descendant of John Greene, son of Peter Greene, of Aukley Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
In 1718 he was made a freeman, and was deputy from Warwick in 1727, 1732, 1736, 1738 and 1740.
In 1728 he was appointed with John Mumford surveyor of the state line between Connecticut and Rhode Island
and in 1736 received a similar appointment with two others.
He was deputy-governor of Rhode Island in 1740-42, and 1743,
and governor in 1743, 1744, 1746, 1748-54 and in 1757, eleven years.
He was married to Catharine, daughter of Benjamin Greene. He died in Providence, R.I., Feb. 22, 1758.
- Son: ¤GREENE, William, jr [1731-1809] American jurist and Revolutionary statesman, Governor