American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Winthrop Benton Greene, 1869-1939

  • In Memoriam
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  • Publication Year: 1940



Rev. Winthrop Benton Greene died in Philadelphia on December 6th, 1939, at the age of seventy, following a long illness. A graduate of Williams College and of Union Theological Seminary, he was former assistant pastor of Second Presbyterian Church and for many years connected with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Elected to membership in the American Alpine Club in 1921, at a time when qualification was not rigid, his mountaineering experience was slight. This was more than compensated for by his keen interest in the activities of his fellow clubmates, and he would doubtless have accomplished more himself had his family ties permitted. He served on several of the dinner committees, and within a short time of his death was intently reading the bulletins of the second K2 expedition.

J. M. T.

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