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"RICHARD T. GREENER"

MONUMENT SKETCH WITH MAQUETTE 9' Bronze Sculpture Work In Progress


Greener accepted the professorship of mental and moral philosophy at the University of South Carolina in October of 1873.

When the university was closed in June of 1877 by Wade Hampton, Greener moved to Washington, D.C., where he took a position as a clerk in the Treasury Department and as a professor in the Howard Law School.

He served as Dean of the Howard Law School from 1878 to 1880 and opened a law practice.

From 1885 to 1892, Greener served as secretary of the Grant Monument Association.

In 1898, Greener was appointed as the United States Commercial Agent in Vladivostok, Russia, a position he held until 1905.

Greener left the foreign service in 1905, settling in Chicago. Richard Theodore Greener died of old age in Chicago on May 2, 1922.
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