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GARDNER, Augustus Peabody, (uncle of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.),
a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., November
5, 1865; attended St. Pauls School, Concord, N.H., and was graduated from
Harvard University in 1886; studied law in Harvard Law School, but never
practiced, devoting himself to the management of his estate; captain and
assistant adjutant general on the staff of Gen. James H. Wilson during the
Spanish-American War; member of the State senate 1900 and 1901; elected as a
Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress by special election, to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative William H.
Moody, and reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses (November 4, 1902-May
15, 1917); resigned from Congress to enter the Army; chairman, Committee on
Industrial Arts and Expositions (Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses); during
the First World War served at Governors Island and in Macon, Ga., as colonel in
the Adjutant Generals Department, and later was transferred at his own request
to the One Hundred and Thirty-first Regiment, United States Infantry, with the
rank of major; died at Camp Wheeler, Macon, Ga., January 14, 1918; interment in
Arlington National Cemetery.
BibliographyGardner, Augustus Peabody.
Some Letters of Augustus Peabody Gardner. Edited by Constance
Gardner. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1920; Gardner, Constance.
Augustus Peabody Gardner, Major, United States National Guard,
1865-1918. Cambridge, Mass.: The Riverside Press, privately printed,