John F. Greene

John Francis Greene, Epsilon, 1891, Phi Alpha 1902-1903

John Francis Greene, Epsilon, 1891, was a popular faculty member at Brown University for almost forty years. As an undergraduate, he won First prize in Latin and immediately after graduation was named an instructor in Greek.

Three years later, he was appointed an instructor of Latin. In 1911, he was named as an assistant professor of Roman Literature and History and later a full Professor. Greene devoted his entire professional life to teaching at Brown remaining uninvolved in research and publishing. Students during his time did not consider their Brown education complete without taking a course from “Johnny Greene.”

Brother Green gave his ever present guidance to the Epsilon chapter at Brown and was a frequent master of ceremonies at Zeta Psi Association of Rhode Island and Zeta Psi national banquets and conventions.