John W. Gardner

John Gardner
6th United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
In office
August 18, 1965 – March 1, 1968
PresidentLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byAnthony J. Celebrezze
Succeeded byWilbur J. Cohen
Personal details
John William Gardner

(1912-10-08)October 8, 1912
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedFebruary 16, 2002(2002-02-16) (aged 89)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Resting placeSan Francisco National Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
SpouseAida Gardner
EducationStanford University (BA)
University of California, Berkeley (MA, PhD)
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom (1964)
Public Welfare Medal (1966)
Gardner from White House Fellows release

John William Gardner (October 8, 1912 – February 16, 2002) was Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) under President Lyndon Johnson. He was a strong advocate for citizen participation and founded Common Cause; he became known as "the father of campaign finance reform".[1][2]

  1. ^ McFadden, Robert D. (2002-02-18). "John W. Gardner, 89, Founder of Common Cause and Adviser to Presidents, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  2. ^ Oliver, Myrna (2002-02-18). "John Gardner; Common Cause Founder Was 89". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-02-26.

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