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Washington Gardner

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Washington Gardner, American congressman. member 56th to 61st Congresses (1899-1911), 3d Michigan Dist; member Committee Appropriations.

Background

Gardner, Washington was born on February 16, 1845 in Morrow Company, Ohio, United States. Son of John L. and Sarah (Goodin) Gardner.

Education

Private 65th Ohio Vol. Infantry, 1861-1865, severely wounded. Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan, 1870.

Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School, 1876. Doctor of Laws, Albion College and Ohio Wesleyan University.

Career

Practiced at Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1 year. Professor in Albion College, 1889-1894. Secretary of state, Michigan, 1894-1899.

Member 56th to 61st Congresses (1899-1911), 3d Michigan District. Member Committee Appropriations. Commissioner of Pensions, 1921-1925.

Membership

Member 56th to 61st Congresses (1899-1911), 3d Michigan Dist. Member Committee Appropriations.

Connections

Married Anna Powers, 1871. Children: Grace Bartlett (deceased), Mary Theodosia, Carleton Frederick, Elton Goldthwaite (deceased), Raymond Huntington, Lucy Reed, Helen Louise.

father:
John L. Gardner

mother:
Sarah (Goodin) Gardner

spouse:
Anna Powers

children:
Grace Bartlett Gardner (deceased)

Mary Theodosia Gardner

Carleton Frederick Gardner

Elton Goldthwaite Gardner (deceased)

Raymond Huntington Gardner

Lucy Reed Gardner

Helen Louise Gardner