Theodore Francis Green was
born on October 2, 1867 in Providence, Rhode
Island. He was the son of Arnold and Cornelia Green.
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
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.
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
Chairman of the Committee on
Green was ninety-three when he retired and at the time, was the
oldest senator to have ever served in congress.
Francis Green died in Providence, RI on May
19, 1966 and is buried at the
Swan Point Cemetery
in Providence, RI.