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Gardner Osborn

Gardner Osborn, American organization executive. member National Trust for Historic Preservation; member of New York Society Founders and Patriots of America (gov.

Background

  • Osborn, Gardner was born on June 20, 1893 in New Haven. Son of Norris Galpin and Katherine (Gardner) Osborn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1915.

    Career

    • Engaged in advertising public relations, 1915-1938, preservation historic sites and their public interpretation to visitors, 1938-1979. Executive director Federal Hall Memorial Associates, Inc., New York City, 1940-1961. Secretary American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, New York City, 1946-1979.

      Vice president Bill of Rights Commemorative Society, Inc. (1st recipient Gold medal 1943), New York City, 1960-1979. President American Coalition Patriotic Societies, 1951-1953.

      Vice president United States Flag Foundation, 1955-1961. Board directors Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, New York City, New York National Shrines Associates, Castle Clinton Monument Associates Founding member National Trust for Historic Preservation. Member of New York Society Founders and Patriots of America (governor 1951-1954.

      1st recipient Medal of Honor 1956), S.A.R. (president New York chapter 1947-1948, secretary Empire State chapter 1947-1959, nat. vice president general 1950-1951, editor nat. magazine 1949-1951. Minute Man medal 1955). Home: Hartsdale, New York.

    Membership

    Member National Trust for Historic Preservation. Member of New York Society Founders and Patriots of America (gov.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Ellen King, December 3, 1958. Children by previous marriage: Gardner, Nancy Lee.
    • father: Norris Galpin Osborn
    • mother: Katherine (Gardner) Osborn
    • spouse: Barbara Ellen King
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    Born June 20, 1893
    Died July 4, 1979
    (aged 86)
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