William Stedman Greene (April 28, 1841 – September 22, 1924) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Tremont, Illinois, Greene moved with his parents to Fall River, Massachusetts in 1844.
William Stedman Greene
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
May 31, 1898 – September 22, 1924
|Preceded by||John Simpkins|
|Succeeded by||Robert M. Leach|
|Constituency||13th district (1898–1913)|
15th district (1913–1924)
|11th, 15th, & 19th Mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts|
1880 – March 28, 1881
|Preceded by||Crawford E. Lindsey|
|Succeeded by||Robert Henry|
|Preceded by||John W. Cummings|
|Succeeded by||John W. Cummings|
|Preceded by||John W. Coughlin|
|Succeeded by||Amos M. Jackson|
|City of Fall River|
|City of Fall River|
President of the Common Council
|Born||April 28, 1841|
|Died||September 22, 1924 (aged 83)|
Fall River, Massachusetts
He attended the public schools and engaged in the real estate and insurance business. He was a member of the common council, and served as president of that body 1877-1879. He served as Mayor of Fall River in 1880, and was reelected the following year, but resigned soon after assuming the position. Greene was appointed postmaster of Fall River on March 22, 1881, and served until March 30, 1885. He again served as Mayor 1886 and 1895-1897. He served as general superintendent of State prisons 1888-1898, was reappointed postmaster of Fall River and served from March 9, to July 1, 1898, when he resigned to run for Congress.
He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Simpkins. He was reelected to the Fifty-sixth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from May 31, 1898, until his death in Fall River on September 22, 1924. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy for the Fifty-eighth Congress, and the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Sixtieth, Sixty-first, and Sixty-sixth through Sixty-eighth Congresses). His interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "William S. Greene (id: G000430)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- This district was moved to Maine as a result of the Missouri Compromise in 1820.