Rhode Island Tercentenary Issue First Day Cover
300th Anniversary of the Settlement of Rhode Island
Issued on May 4, 1936 in Providence, RI - Scott #777

1st L.C. Lamb Cachet - Providence Cancel
Autographed by Governor Theodore Francis Green
(Cover has some Water Staining - Possibly from 1938 Hurricane)

Theodore Francis Green was born on October 2, 1867 in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the son of Arnold and Cornelia Green.

Governor Green first attended private schools and later graduated from Providence High School. He graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1887 and received his masters from Brown in 1890. Governor Green attended Harvard Law School from 1890 to 1892 and studied abroad at the Universities of Bonn and Berlin from 1892 to 1894. He was admitted to the state bar and commenced his law practice in 1892

Green instructed in Roman Law at Brown University from 1894 to 1897. During the Spanish American War he received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was elected to the state House of Representatives in 1907 and served as Chairman of the City Plan Commission of Providence from 1917 to 1919.

Green was elected Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1933 and served in that position until he was elected to the United States Senate in 1936. He served 4 successive terms as the United States Senator from Rhode Island until retiring in 1960. While serving in the U.S. Senate, Green was Chairman of the Committee on Privileges and Elections; Chairman of the Joint Committee on the Library; Chairman of the Committee on Rules and Administration; and Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations

Senator Green was ninety-three when he retired and at the time, was the oldest senator to have ever served in congress. 

Theodore Francis Green died in Providence, RI on May 19, 1966 and is buried at the Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, RI.

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