Frank Lester GREENE, Congress, VT (1870-1930)

Senate Years of Service:

GREENE, Frank Lester, a Representative and a Senator from Vermont; born in St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., February 10, 1870; attended the public schools; employed by the Central Vermont Railway Co. in various capacities 1883-1891; served in the Vermont National Guard 1888-1900, rising from private to captain; recruited an infantry company during the Spanish-American War, serving as captain; mustered out and commissioned colonel on the staff of the Governor; reporter and later editor of the St. Albans Daily Messenger 1891-1912; president of the Vermont Press Association 1904-1905; member of the commission to prepare and propose amendments to the State constitution in 1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of David J. Foster; reelected to the Sixty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from July 30, 1912, until March 3, 1923; regent of the Smithsonian Institution 1917-1923; elected in 1922 as a Republican to the United States Senate; reelected in 1928 and served from March 4, 1923, until his death in St. Albans, Vt., December 17, 1930; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses); interment in Greenwood Cemetery.


Greene, Frank Lester. Newspaper Style: A Manual for Correspondents. St. Albans, VT: St. Albans Messenger Co., 1900; U.S. Congress. Memorial Services for Frank Lester Greene. 71st Cong., 3rd sess., 1930-1931. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1931.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present