General Assembly index

James Indexpendence GREENE (1781-?)

SENATE, 17th, 18th, and 19th General Assemblies, 1827-33; representing counties of Roane, Bledsoe, Hamilton, Marion, Morgan, and Rhea; party lines not indicated at this time; seemingly a Democrat later. Bonr in Prince Edward County, Va., in 1781. Nothing found as to names of parents, extent of schooling, and whether or not he was ever married. Came to Roane County, 1803, where he was engaged as farmer and merchant at Kingston, Justice of the peace; delegate from Roane County to Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1834; unsucessful candidate for Congress from 4th congressional district, 1833; the successful candidate, James STANDIFER, was elected as a Whig. No additional information on Senator GREENE.

Sources: Journal, Constitutional Convention of 1834, p. 3; White, Messages of Governors of Tennessee, II, 647; Roane County Court Minutes, 1823-26; various pages show him member of court.

From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County; Tennessee State Library and Archives.