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.
|6th United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare|
August 18, 1965 – March 1, 1968
|President||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Preceded by||Anthony J. Celebrezze|
|Succeeded by||Wilbur J. Cohen|
John William Gardner
October 8, 1912
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||February 16, 2002 (aged 89)|
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
|Resting place||San Francisco National Cemetery|
|Education||Stanford University (BA)|
University of California, Berkeley (MA, PhD)
|Awards||Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964)|
Public Welfare Medal (1966)