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Robert Meade Gardner

Robert Meade Gardner was American building contractor. Named to Athletic Hall of Fame Ohio Wesleyan University; recipient Distinguished award Phi Gamma Delta, Medick award, Vision Center Center Ohio, Gillespie award Ohio Valley Tennis Association.


  • Gardner, Robert Meade was born on August 12, 1927 in Portsmouth, Ohio, United States. Son of David Edward and Mary Petrea (Gableman) Gardner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1951.


    • Engineer J.A. Jones, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1944. Vice president D.E. Gardner Company, Columbus, Ohio, 1951-1955. President The Gardner Company, 1955-1992, chairman, 1993-1996.

      Retired, 1996

      Director Builders Exchange, Columbus, 1959-1960. Officer Young President' Organization Center Ohio, 1969-1979.


    Member athletic board Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, 1965-1996, alumni board, 1969-1996. Member Columbus Building Code Commission, 1974, World President Organization, Columbus, since 1980, chairman, 1995-1996. Officer Upper Arlington (Ohio) Booster Association, 1974.

    President Vision Center Central Ohio, Columbus, 1981, Ohio Valley Tennis Association, 1977-1978. Board directors Jazz Arts Group, Columbus, 1989-1995, First Community Village, 1988-1998. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1946.

    Member World President Organization (chapter chairman 1996), Scioto Country Club (board directors), Athletic Club, Racquet Club, Players Club.


    • Married Ruth Sieker, August 8, 1952. Children: Leslie, Robert Junior, Stephen, Lorianne.
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    Born August 12, 1927
    • 1951
      Ohio Wesleyan University
    • 1944
      Engineer, J.A. Jones
      Charlotte, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • 1951 - 1955
      vice president, D.E. Gardner Company
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1996