James Carson Gardner

James Carson Gardner ( born April 8, 1933, Rocky Mount, North Carolina ) is a former American politician. Between 1967 and 1969 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Gardner attended the common schools and afterwards studied at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Between 1953 and 1955 he was a soldier in the U.S. Army. Later, he was co-founder and from 1962 to 1967 Vice President of the company Hardee 's Food Systems Inc. Politically, Gardner joined the Republican Party. In the years 1965 and 1966 he was Chairman of the State in North Carolina. In 1964, he ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet.

In the congressional elections of 1966, Gardner was but then in the fourth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Harold D. Cooley on January 3, 1967. Since he resigned in 1968 to another candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1969. This was determined by the events of the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement.

In the years 1968, 1972 and 1992, Gardner competed unsuccessfully for the office of Governor of North Carolina, where he lost to the respective Democratic opponent in 1968 and 1992; In 1972 he failed in the primaries of his party. Between 1989 and 1993, Gardner was vice- governor of his home state. After that, he was president of the local in Rocky Mount Gardner Foods Inc.