GREENE, William Laury, (1849 - 1899)


GREENE, William Laury, a Representative from Nebraska; born near Ireland, Pike County, Ind., October 3, 1849; moved with his parents to Dubois County, in the same State; attended the common schools and was graduated from Ireland Academy, Indiana; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Bloomington, Ind.; moved with his family to Kearney, Nebr., in 1883 and continued the practice of his profession; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1893; judge of the twelfth judicial district of Nebraska 1895-1897; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death in Omaha, Nebr., March 11, 1899; interment in Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Nebr.