GARDNER, Edward Joseph, (1898 - 1950)


GARDNER, Edward Joseph, a Representative from Ohio; born in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, August 7, 1898; attended the parochial schools; was graduated from the College of Commerce and Finance of St. Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1920; graduate work at Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia and at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; during the First World War served as a private in the United States Army in 1918; district controller of a food distributing company at Philadelphia, Pa., 1920-1924; public accountant, Hamilton, Ohio, 1924-1950; president of Hamilton city council and vice mayor 1926-1928; member of the State house of representatives in 1937, 1938, 1941, and 1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; continued his profession as an accountant; died in Hamilton, Ohio, December 7, 1950; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.