Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Gardner, Washington

Gardner, Washington, a Representative from Michigan; born in Morrow County, Ohio, February 16, 1845; when sixteen years of age entered the Union Army during the Civil War, and served in Company, D, Sixty-fifth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, from October 1861 to December 1865; severely wounded in action at Resaca, Ga.; attended school at Berea,Ohio, the Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich., and was graduated from the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, in 1870; studied in the school of theology, Boston University, Boston, Mass., in 1870 and 1871; was graduated from the Albany Law School in 1876; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Grand Rapids, Mich., and then entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he served twelve years; commander of the Department; of Michigan, Grand Army of the Republic, in 1888; professor in Albion College 1889-1894; appointed secretary of state of Michigan in March 1894 and served until 1899; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1913 and 1914; Commissioner of Pensions from March 22, 1921, to March 4, 1925, when he resigned; retired from public life and died in Albion, Mich., March 31, 1928; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Gardner, Washington," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1195 1196. Original Sources, accessed February 4, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8EIJA9P414YXCY6.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Gardner, Washington." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1195, page 1196. Original Sources. 4 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8EIJA9P414YXCY6.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Gardner, Washington' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1195, pp.1196. Original Sources, retrieved 4 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8EIJA9P414YXCY6.