Library of Congress
GREENE, Frank Lester (1870-1930)

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.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1891-1930. 78 boxes. Includes general and legislative correspondence, correspondence concerning appointments, military subject files (ca. 1914-1930), Vermont subject files, campaign files (ca. 1900-1928), family correspondence, diaries (1922-1930), and clippings. Finding aid.

Proctor Free Library
Proctor, VT
Papers: Correspondence in Fletcher Dutton Proctor papers, 1821-1936. Finding aid.

University of Vermont
Bailey/Howe Library
Burlington, VT
Papers: In Greene family papers, 1888-1950. 4 feet. Includes correspondence, speeches, diaries, accounts, clippings and other papers relating to his military service, newspaper work, and congressional service.

Vermont Historical Society
Montpelier, VT
Papers: Ca. 1911-1930. 3 feet. Personal, business, and congressional papers and correspondence, including correspondence with Fred Arthur Howland discussing political economy. Finding aid.

  • Greene, Frank Lester. Newspaper Style: A Manual for Correspondents. St. Albans, VT: St. Albans Messenger Co., 1900.
  • ___, comp. Vermont, the Green Mountain State; Past, Present, Prospective. St. Albans, VT: St. Albans Messenger Co., 1907.
  • U.S. Congress. House. Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Frank L. Greene, Late a Senator from Vermont. 71st Cong., 2d sess., 1930-1931. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1931.