GARDNER, Mills, (1830 - 1910)


GARDNER, Mills, a Representative from Ohio; born in Russellville, Brown County, Ohio, January 30, 1830; attended the common schools of Highland County and Rankins Academy at Ripley, Ohio; moved to Fayette County in 1854; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice at Washington Court House, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Fayette County 1855-1859; member of the Ohio State senate in 1862 and 1863; member of the State house of representatives in 1866 and 1867; member of the State constitutional convention in 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed the practice of law until his death; died at Washington Court House, Ohio, February 20, 1910; interment in Washington Cemetery.