GARNER, John Nance, a Representative from Texas and a Vice President of the United
States; born near Detroit, Red River County, Tex., November 22, 1868; had
limited educational advantages; studied law, admitted to the bar in 1890, and
commenced practice in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Tex.; judge of Uvalde County,
Tex., 1893-1896; member, State house of representatives 1898-1902; elected as a
Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (March
4, 1903-March 3, 1933); served as minority floor leader (Seventy-first
Congress) and as Speaker of the House of Representatives (Seventy-second
Congress); reelected to the Seventy-third Congress on November 8, 1932, and on
the same day was elected Vice President of the United States on the ticket
headed by Franklin D. Roosevelt; reelected Vice President in 1936 and served in
that office from March 4, 1933, to January 20, 1941; retired to private life
and resided in Uvalde, Tex., until his death there on November 7, 1967;
interment in Uvalde Cemetery.
BibliographyTimmons, Bascom. Garner of Texas: A Personal
History. New York: Harper, 1948.