John W. Gardner

American politician (1912-2002)

John William Gardner, (October 8, 1912 – February 16, 2002) was an American politician. He served as the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson. He was the founder of Common Cause.

John Gardner
6th United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
In office
August 18, 1965 – March 1, 1968
PresidentLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byAnthony J. Celebrezze
Succeeded byWilbur J. Cohen
Personal details
John William Gardner

(1912-10-08)October 8, 1912
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedFebruary 16, 2002(2002-02-16) (aged 89)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Resting placeSan Francisco National Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Aida Gardner
EducationStanford University (BA)
University of California, Berkeley (MA, PhD)
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom (1964)
Public Welfare Medal (1966)

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