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Greene, Jr., Gardiner

American, 1851 - 1925

Gardiner Green, Jr., was a descendant of Dr. James Lloyd of Boston, subject of a portrait now in the NGA (1947.17.107). James Lloyd was born 24 March 1728 in Oyster Bay, Long Island (NY), the youngest of ten children of Henry Lloyd and Rebecca Nelson Lloyd. James studied medicine in Boston and New England, and apprenticed with prominent obstetricians. In 1752 he began a surgery practice in Boston and became widely respected for his skill and for the introduction of new surgical methods to New England. Dr. James Lloyd was the first physician to practice mid-wifery in America, leading the way for a more scientific basis to obstetrics. Dr. Lloyd married the former Sarah Corwin [d. 1797], with whom he had a son, James, and a daughter Sarah, later Mrs. Leonard Vassal Borland. James, the younger, born in 1769, later became a United States Senator from Massachusetts. Mrs. Borland had a daughter, Augusta Elizabeth Borland, later Mrs. William Parkinson Greene, who was Gardiner Greene, Jr.'s grandmother. Dr. James Lloyd is believed to have commissioned a portrait of his nephew, Colonel Fitch, and nieces Anna and Sarah (the children of his sister Elizabeth Lloyd Fitch) from the artist John Singleton Copley. This painting is also now in the NGA (1960.4.1).Dr. Lloyd died in Boston in 1810. Gardiner Greene, Jr., attended Yale University and Columbia Law School. He was admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut, served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1891-1895, and served eleven years as a Judge of the Superior Court in Connecticut. [Compiled from sources and references recorded on CMS]
The New York Times. 11 February 1925: 21 [obituary]
Barck, Dorothy C., ed. Papers of the Lloyd Family of the Manor of Queen's Village, Lloyd's Neck, Long Island, New York, 1654-1826. vols. New York, 1927: 2:889, 895, 899.
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