Edward W. Greenman

Edward Whitford Greenman (January 26, 1840 – August 3, 1908) was an American politician, a banker, a merchant, a manufacturer and a U.S. Representative from New York.

Edward Whitford Greenman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Preceded byHenry G. Burleigh
Succeeded byJohn A. Quackenbush
Personal details
Born(1840-01-26)January 26, 1840
Berlin, New York, U.S.
DiedAugust 3, 1908(1908-08-03) (aged 68)
Troy, New York, U.S.
Resting placeOakwood Cemetery
Troy, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary E. Moore Greenman

Early lifeEdit

Born in Berlin, New York, Greenman attended the common schools and De Ruyter Academy, Alfred, New York.


Greenman engaged in mercantile and manufacturing pursuits in Berlin and became town supervisor (1866–68).[1] He was clerk of Rensselaer County (1868–71)[2] and deputy county clerk for ten years. In 1874, he moved to Troy, New York.

Elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress, Greenman served as United States Representative for the eighteenth district of New York (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889).[3] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1888.

Cashier of the Central National Bank of Troy, New York from 1888 to 1905, Greenman was also Cashier of the National City Bank of Troy from 1906 to 1908.


Greenman died in Troy, New York, on August 3, 1908 (age 68 years, 190 days). He is interred at Oakwood Cemetery.

Family lifeEdit

The son of Schuyler and Phebe Witford Greenman, he married Mary E. Moore[4] on January 29, 1859.


  1. ^ Greenman, Edward. Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography. Thomas William Herringshaw American Publishers' Association. p. 648.
  2. ^ Greenman, Edward. Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York. Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York. p. 237.
  3. ^ Greenman, Edward. A Biographical Congressional Directory: With an Outline History. p. 685.
  4. ^ "Edward Whitford Greenman". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 13 February 2014.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry G. Burleigh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th congressional district

Succeeded by
John A. Quackenbush

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