Frank Gardner (Indiana)

Frank Gardner (Indiana)

Frank Gardner (May 8, 1872 – February 1, 1937) was a U.S. representative from Indiana.

He was born on a farm in Finley Township, near Scottsburg, Indiana, and attended the rural schools. He graduated from the Borden Institute, Clark County, Indiana, in 1896 and from the law department of Indiana University in 1900. He was admitted to the bar in 1900 and started practicing law in Scottsburg, Indiana. He was the auditor of Scott County from 1903 to 1911, the county attorney from 1911, a member of the Democratic county committee and its chairman from 1912 to 1922, and a field examiner for the State Board of Accounts from 1911 to 1920.

Gardner was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-Eighth, Sixty-Ninth, and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1929). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-First Congress. He resumed practicing law in Scottsburg, Indiana.

Gardner was elected judge of the sixth judicial circuit of Indiana in 1930. He was reelected in 1936 and served until his death in Scottsburg, Indiana, on February 1, 1937. He was interred in Scottsburg Cemetery.


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