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Washington Gardner

Washington Gardner, American congressman. member 56th to 61st Congresses (1899-1911), 3d Michigan Dist; member Committee Appropriations.


  • Gardner, Washington was born on February 16, 1845 in Morrow Company, Ohio, United States. Son of John L. and Sarah (Goodin) Gardner.

  • Education

    • Private 65th Ohio Vol. Infantry, 1861-1865, severely wounded. Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan, 1870.

      Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School, 1876. Doctor of Laws, Albion College and Ohio Wesleyan University.


    • Practiced at Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1 year. Professor in Albion College, 1889-1894. Secretary of state, Michigan, 1894-1899.

      Member 56th to 61st Congresses (1899-1911), 3d Michigan District. Member Committee Appropriations. Commissioner of Pensions, 1921-1925.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member 56th to 61st Congresses (1899-1911), 3d Michigan Dist. Member Committee Appropriations.


    • Married Anna Powers, 1871. Children: Grace Bartlett (deceased), Mary Theodosia, Carleton Frederick, Elton Goldthwaite (deceased), Raymond Huntington, Lucy Reed, Helen Louise.
    • father: John L. Gardner
    • mother: Sarah (Goodin) Gardner
    • spouse: Anna Powers
    • children: Grace Bartlett Gardner (deceased)
    • Mary Theodosia Gardner
    • Carleton Frederick Gardner
    • Elton Goldthwaite Gardner (deceased)
    • Raymond Huntington Gardner
    • Lucy Reed Gardner
    • Helen Louise Gardner
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    Born February 16, 1845
    Died March 31, 1928
    (aged 83)