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Obadiah Gardner

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Obadiah Gardner, American senator. member Internat.

Background

Gardner, Obadiah was born on September 13, 1852 in Port Huron, Michigan, United States. Son of John and Mary (Strevils) Gardner.

Education

Eastman’s Business College, Poughkeepsie, New York, and Coburn Classical Institute, Waterville, Maine.

Career

Farmer, Rockland, since 1872. Also in lumber and lime business. Master State Grange, 1897-1907.

Democratic candidate for government, Maine, 1908, for United States senator, 1911. Appointed assessor for State of Maine, April 1911. Apptd United States senator, September 23, 1911, for unexpired term (1911-1913) of William P. Frye, deceased.

Became member International Joint Common for settlement of questions arising on the boundary waters between United States and Canada, October 1, 1913 (chairman United States commission). Universalist. Home: Rockland, Me.

Membership

Member Internat.

Connections

Married Corrinna A. Sherer, November 28, 1875.

father:
John Gardner

mother:
Mary (Strevils) Gardner

spouse:
Corrinna A. Sherer