|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1868|
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1936|
New York, USA
Colonel Edward Howland Robinson Green ~ affectionately known as "Ned", or "Uncle Ned". His title was bestowed on him by Texas Governor O.B. Colquitt who appointed Green a Lieutenant Colonel on his military staff in 1910 in recognition of his accomplishments in business and community projects while serving as president of the Texas Midland Railroad, which he successfully rebuilt and reorganized, from 1892 to 1911. A shrew businessman, he gave lavishly of his fortune and devoted his own private estate, 'Round Hill', at South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the progress of science, and to the welfare and comfort of his fellow men, in the fields of aerial and marine navigation, nuclear physics, and recreational facilities for the residents of the New Bedford area. 'Round Hill' became a unique location that represented for many their first knowledge of radio broadcasting. Many of the experiments in atom-smashing and fog dissipation were followed with keen interest by the scientific community the world over. 'Round Hill' estate was made available to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a research facility and Colonel Green gave substantial financial support. The laboratory became the primary source of radar research and development, radio communication, aircraft navigation and high voltage engineering. The foresight and generous support of Colonel Green made these experiments possible. His deep interest and encouragement were a constant source of inspiration to the scientists at the laboratory until his passing in 1936.
The project most dear to Ned Green's heart, at 'Round Hill', was the restoration and preservation of the last of the New Bedford whaling ships, the "Charles W. Morgan." The whaler had been in the ownership of the Colonel's maternal great-grandfather, Isaac Howland, Jr., and grandfather, Edward Mott Robinson. The project was called "Whaling Enshrined". The "Morgan" was moved to 'Round Hill' where the ship, authentic blacksmith shop and other exhibits connected with the whaling industry were displayed, staffed and maintained entirely at Colonel Green's expense. During Colonel Green's lifetime over one million visitors were recorded. Today the "Charles W. Morgan" is permanently exhibited at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut ~ a tribute to Colonel Green's interest and generosity.
Biography compiled and written by Robert Bruce
Edward Henry Green (1821 - 1902)
Henrietta Howland Robinson Green (1834 - 1916)
Mabel E. Harlow Green (1871 - 1950)*
Edward Howland Green (1868 - 1936)
Sylvia Ann Green Wilks (1871 - 1951)*
Note: Colonel Green married Mabel E. Harlow on July 10, 1917. Mabel Green died at Miami, Florida, August, 1950.
Maintained by: Robert Bruce
Originally Created by: The Reverend
Record added: Feb 14, 2011
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Remembering Ned Green on this Anniversary of his appointment to the honorary title of Lieutenant Colonel on the staff of Texas Governor Colquitt, in 1910.|
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