GARDNER, Frank, (1872 - 1937)


GARDNER, Frank, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm in Finley Township, near Scottsburg, Scott County, Ind., May 8, 1872; attended the rural schools; was graduated from Borden Institute, Clark County, Ind., in 1896 and from the law department of the University of Indiana at Bloomington in 1900; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced the practice of law in Scottsburg, Ind.; auditor of Scott County 1903-1911; county attorney 1911-1917; member of the Democratic county committee and served as chairman 1912-1922; served as field examiner for the State board of accounts 1911-1920; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in Scottsburg, Ind.; elected judge of the sixth judicial circuit of Indiana in 1930; reelected in 1936 and served until his death in Scottsburg, Ind., February 1, 1937; interment in Scottsburg Cemetery.