John William Gardner

John William Gardner

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 16 Feb 2002 (aged 89)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Plot SECTION B SITE 1002-A
Memorial ID 57681227 · View Source
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US Presidential Cabinet Secretary, Author. He served as the 6th United States Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare during the Administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1965 until 1968. He studied Psychology at Stanford University and later attained his doctorate in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. He went on to become a professor at Connecticut College for Women. During World War II, he served with the United States Marine Corps and following his return home, he joined the Carnegie Corp for the Advancement of Teaching and eventually served as president from 1955 until his appointment to Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. During his tenure as Secretary of HEW, he played a significant role in putting to practice the programs of the administration’s “War on Poverty” and “The Great Society”. After leaving Washington, he served as the head of the National Urban Coalition and later founded Common Cause, the later he served as chairman until his retirement in 1977. He authored several books during the course of his career of which include “No Easy Victories” (1968), “In Common Cause” (1972) and “Morale” (1978). He was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Johnson in 1964.

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  • Added: 25 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 57681227
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William Gardner (8 Oct 1912–16 Feb 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57681227, citing San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .