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John W. Gardner

AKA John William Gardner

Born: 8-Oct-1912
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Died: 16-Feb-2002
Location of death: Palo Alto, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Administrator, Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Common Cause

Military service: USMC (1943-46)

Father: William Frederick Gardner (real estate broker, d. 1912)
Mother: Marie Flora (real estate broker)
Brother: Louis
Wife: Aida Marroquin (Guatemalan, m. 13-Aug-1934)
Daughter: Stephanie Gardner Trimble
Daughter: Francesca Gardner

    University: BA Psychology, Stanford University (1935)
    University: MA Psychology, Stanford University (1936)
    University: PhD Psychology, University of California at Berkeley (1938)
    Professor: Psychology, Connecticut College (1938-40)
    Professor: Psychology, Mount Holyoke College (1940-42)
    Administrator: Trustee, Stanford University (1968-82)
    Professor: Public Service, Stanford University (1989-)

    Independent Sector Chairman (1980-83)
    President's Commission on White House Fellowships Chairman (1978-80)
    Common Cause Founder (1970-78)
    US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1965-68)
    Carnegie Corporation President (1955-65)
    Carnegie Corporation (1946-55)
    Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching President (1955-)
    OSS Agent (1943-46)
    US Official Latin American Section, Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service (1942-43)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Metropolitan Museum of Art Trustee (1957-65)
    National Civic League (1994-96)
    Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964

Author of books:
Excellence: Can We Be Equal and Excellent Too? (1961)
Self-Renewal (1964)
No Easy Victories (1968)
The Recovery of Confidence (1970)
In Common Cause (1972)
Morale (1978)
On Leadership (1990)
Living, Leading, and the American Dream (2003)


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