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Gardner Osborn

organization executive.

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