Edward Joseph Gardner

Edward Joseph Gardner ( born August 7, 1898 in Hamilton, Ohio; † December 7, 1950 ) was an American politician. Between 1945 and 1947 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edward Gardner attended the common schools and graduated from the then College of Commerce and Finance at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Then he took courses at the Wharton School of Business, part of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He finished his education at the University of Cincinnati. During the final stages of the First World War he served in 1918 in the U.S. Army. Between 1920 and 1924, Gardner was Bezirksrevisor a food distribution company in Philadelphia. He then worked as a bookkeeper in his hometown of Hamilton. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. He was Chairman of the City Council of Hamilton and was from 1926 to 1928 Deputy Mayor. In the years 1937, 1938, 1941 and 1942, he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1944, Gardner was the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Harry P. Jeffrey on January 3, 1945. Since he has not been confirmed in 1946, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1947. During this time, ended the Second World War. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Edward Gardner again worked as an accountant. He died on December 7, 1950 in Hamilton, where he was also buried.