Andrew H. Green
(February 5, 1830 - 1918) was one of the founders of Theta Delta Chi
fraternity at Union College
in Schenectady, NY
, along with Abel Beach
, Samuel F. Wile, Theodore B. Brown, William Hyslop, and William G. Akin. Green outlived all of the other founding members of the fraternity, and was the most involved of the founders after his undergraduate career at Union.
Childhood, Union College and the founding of Theta Delta Chi
Green was born in Utica, NY
on February 5, 1830. After preparing at Utica Academy
, he entered Union as a sophomore in 1846. In the winter of 1846 - 1847, Theodore B. Brown recruited Green to join the other founders in organizing a fraternity. Green quickly took a leading role in the organization, and played a significant role in writing the constitution of Theta Delta Chi. He is also credited with being the author of the fraternity ritual.
Academically, Green was a very successful student, and he was elected into Phi Beta Kappa
after his graduation from Union.
Life after graduation
After graduating from Union College in 1849, Green remained active in Theta Delta Chi, assisting in the founding of the fraternity's second Charge, the short-lived Beta Proteron Charge at the State and National Law School
in Ballston, New York
. Green also attended several fraternity conventions through the mid-1850s.
Professionally, Green practiced law after being admitted to the bar in Virginia
in 1851. After a brief stint from 1854 until 1856 as the Advocate of... Read More