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James Elden Gardner

James Elden Gardner, American lumber company executive. Appeals board member City Mesa, 1984-1985. Member Sertoma Club (president 1954).


  • Gardner, James Elden was born on October 11, 1922 in Mesa, Arizona, United States. Son of Lucius Levier and Winnie Estelle (Le Baron) Gardner.

  • Education

    • Graduate, high school, Mesa.


    • Supervisor Lockheed Aircraft, Burbank, California, 1940-1941. Shift foreman Goodyear Aircraft, Avondale, Arizona, 1941-1945. Manager Capital Auto Supply, Mesa, 1945-1947.

      Owner Jim Gardner Contractor, since 1947, Mesa Lumber & Supply, 1953-1972. President, chairman Mesa Lumber & Supply, Inc., 1972-1986, chairman board, since 1986. Partner Gardner Investment & Development, Mesa, since 1976, Indiana Investments, Mesa, since 1982.

      Director Camp LoMia, Pine, Arizona, since 1981, A Basket of Flowers, Inc., Tempe, Arizona, since 1974.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Human beings can become like gods. However, this doesn't mean that human beings can grow to replace God. Nor do human beings become equal to God.

    Humans can become one with God by becoming part of God - they remain separate beings, but take on the attributes of God.


    Appeals board member City Mesa, 1984-1985. Member Sertoma Club (president 1954).



    Woodworking, masonry, photography.


    • Married Ellen Christin Henry Gardner. Children: James E. Junior, Douglas K., Christene E., Sharon E., Michael H., Stephen D., David L., Irene S.
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    Born October 11, 1922
    • 1940 - 1941
      Supervisor Lockheed Aircraft
      Burbank, California, United States
    • 1941 - 1945
      shift foreman Goodyear Aircraft
      Avondale, Arizona, United States
    • 1945 - 1947
      manager, Capital Auto Supply
      Mesa, Arizona, United States
    • 1947
      owner Jim Gardner Contractor
    • 1953 - 1972
      owner Jim Gardner Contractor
    • 1972 - 1986
      president, Mesa Lumber & Supply
    • 1972 - 1986
      chairman, Mesa Lumber & Supply
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