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Robert P. Greene, alum and former administrator, 74

Robert P. Greene '55, who spent more than 20 years working for MIT until his retirement in 1996, died Dec. 18. He was 74.

Greene's career at MIT focused mainly on two major international energy assessments and international programs and projects including activities in India, Germany, Thailand, Malaysia and Ireland. His appointments were in the schools of Engineering, Management and Architecture and Planning.

Greene spent nearly eight years representing MIT on overseas assignments in Indonesia and Egypt. His final 11 years at MIT were spent with the Media Lab, retiring in 1996 as the associate director for administration, finance and operations.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Edith (Richards) Greene, three daughters and four grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to MIT's Independent Residence Development Fund in Robert Greene's memory: MIT Alumni Fund, Att: Bonny S. Kellermann, MIT Room E19-370

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 30, 2008 (download PDF).

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