Oliver Max Gardner Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, North Carolina State College Agriculture and Engineering, 1903. Student law, University of North Carolina, 1905-1907, Doctor of Laws, 1931.
Practiced at Shelby since 1907, also president Cleveland Cloth Mills, Shelby. Director Sperry Corporation, 1942. Chairman advisory board Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1944.
Chairman Democratic Executive Committee, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 1907-1908. State organizer Democratic clubs, 1908. Member Democratic State Executive Committee, 1910-1914.
Member State Senate 2 terms, 1911 and 1915 (president pro-tem, 1915). Lieutenant governor of North Carolina, 1916-1921. Candidate for nomination for government of North Carolina, 1920.
Delegate at large and chairman state delegation, Democratic National Convention, New York, 1924, Chicago, 1932. Governor of North Carolina, term 1929-1933., appointed under secretary of Treasury, February 27, 1946.
Appointed ambassador to Great Britain, January 13, 1947. Teamster 2d Illinois Regiment, Spanish-American War, 1898. Captain Company G, 1st North Carolina Infantry, 1907-1914.
Trustee University of North Carolina, (father Consolidated University of North Carolina). Julius Rosenwald Fund, 1943. Benefactor Gardner-Webb College, Birling Springs, North Carolina.
Government is appointed by God as His servant to encourage good and restrain evil to the end that all people are blessed and His people are enabled to live quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and holiness.
Odd Fellow, Elk.
Married Fay Lamar Webb, November 6, 1907. Children: Margaret, James W., Ralph, Max, Junior.