Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002

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John William Gardner (1912-2002) was vice president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1949 to 1955, and president of the Carnegie Corporation from 1955 to 1965. He was a member of President Kennedy's Task Force on Education in 1960, on President Johnson's Task Force on Education in 1964, and he served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1965 to 1968.

From the description of Gardner, John William, 1912-2002 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582465

American foundation executive; chairman, Common Cause, 1970-1977.

From the description of John William Gardner miscellaneous papers, 1970-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872080

Served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1965 to 1968, and subsequently became chairman of the National Urban Coalition. He founded the organizations Common Cause and Independent Sector. He is the author of several books on education and leadership. In 1964, Professor Gardner was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is currently a professor in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

From the description of John W. Gardner papers, 1961-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553129

Foundation executive, government official.

From the description of Reminiscences of John William Gardner : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86158292

John Gardner earned his B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Gardner served as the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson from 1965-1968. He founded the citizen's advocacy group Common Cause and was the chairman of the Commission on White House Fellowships. Gardner served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees from 1968 to 1982. He was a founding member of the national advisory board of the Haas Center for Public Service and remained active with the center. In 1989, Gardner was named the first Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service. He was a consulting professor in the School of Education at the time of his death in 2002.

From the description of John W. Gardner papers, 1935-2004. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864755

Philanthropist.

From the description of Reminiscences of John W. Gardner : oral history, 1998. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 269255291

Executive.

From the description of Reminiscences of John W. Gardner : oral history, 1985. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122620525

Biographical/Historical Sketch

John Gardner earned his B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Gardner served as the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson from 1965-1968. He founded the citizen's advocacy group Common Cause and was the chairman of the Commission on White House Fellowships. Gardner served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees from 1968 to 1982. He was a founding member of the national advisory board of the Haas Center for Public Service and remained active with the center. In 1989, Gardner was named the first Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service. He was a consulting professor in the School of Education at the time of his death in 2002.

From the guide to the John W. Gardner papers, 1935-2004, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

Biography

Served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1965 to 1968, and subsequently became chairman of the National Urban Coalition. He founded the organizations Common Cause and Independent Sector. He is the author of several books on education and leadership. In 1964, Professor Gardner was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is currently a professor in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

From the guide to the Gardner, John William, 1912 - . Papers, 1961-1992, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

Biographical/Historical Note

American foundation executive; chairman, Common Cause, 1970-1977.

From the guide to the John William Gardner miscellaneous papers, 1970-1988, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series II., Alfred A. Knopf Personal, 1874-1984 (bulk 1953-1984). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Women's Action Organization. Oral history interviews, 1974-1977 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Switzer, Mary Elizabeth, 1900-. Papers, 1922-1973 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lee, Lawrence, 1903-1978. Papers of Lawrence Lee [manuscript], 1933, 1970-1978. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ford Foundation. Office of the President. McGeorge Bundy office files, 1966-1979. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Common Cause Records, 1968-1991 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.
referencedIn Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Common Cause Louisiana. 1972-1991. Common Cause Louisiana records, 1972-1991 (bulk 1980-1990). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Young, Whitney M. Papers, 1960-1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002. Reminiscences of John W. Gardner : oral history, 1985. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Wilbur J. Cohen Papers. 1935 - 1987. Office Files
referencedIn Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph), 1913-1987. Wilbur J. Cohen papers, 1930-1987 (bulk 1935-1979). Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf John William Gardner miscellaneous papers, 1970-1988 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Philip S. Bernstein, papers, undated, 1926-1995 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1922-1973 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Oral history interviews, 1974-1977 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002. John William Gardner miscellaneous papers, 1970-1988. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn National Urban Coalition (U.S.). National Urban Coalition records, 1908-1909, 1920-1971. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Bond, Julian, 1940-. Julian Bond papers [manuscript], circa 1943-2006. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002,. Reminiscences of John W. Gardner : oral history, 1998. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Praetorius, Henry, 1909-2003. Papers, 1922-1989. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wilbur J. Cohen Papers. 1935 - 1987. Personal Files
referencedIn Ximenes, Vicente 1919-. Oral history interview with Vicente Ximenes, 2004 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
creatorOf Pickering, William H., 1910-2004. William H. Pickering Speech Collection, 1955-1975. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare Secretaries' Speeches, 1961-1979 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. Papers of Hugh Scott [manuscript], 1944-1981. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Isidore Sydney Falk papers, 1918-1984 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Independent Sector (Firm). Records, 1971-1996. Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, IUPUI
referencedIn Carnegie Corporation of New York. Carnegie Corporation of New York Records, 1900-2004. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Falk, I. S. (Isidore Sydney), 1899-1984. Isidore Sydney Falk papers, 1918-1984 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Broadcasting. Records, 1969-1980. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf United States. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare. U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare secretaries' speeches, 1961-1979. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Alabama. Governor. Legal advisors' files, 1963-1972. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Gardner, John William, 1912 - . Papers, 1961-1992 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002. Reminiscences of John William Gardner : oral history, 1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Morrie Doyle: an uncommon man : videorecording, 1997. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Webb, Eugene J., 1933-1995. Eugene J. Webb papers, 1961-1994. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Ball, Robert M. (Robert Myers), 1914-2008. Robert M. Ball papers, 1935-2007. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Common Cause (U.S.). Common Cause archives, 1968-1993. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Silver, George A. George A. Silver papers, 1946-1999 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Common Cause in Wisconsin. Records, 1971-1977. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Eugene J. Webb papers, 1961-1994 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lawrence Arnstein Papers, 1915-1979 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Lee, Lawrence, 1903-1978. Papers of Lawrence Lee, 1970-1978. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gardner, John William, 1912- . Recordings [sound recording], 1972. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002. John W. Gardner papers, 1935-2004. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Perkins, James Alfred, 1911-1998. James Perkins papers, 1963-1969. Cornell University Library
referencedIn "Morrie Doyle: An Uncommon Man" [videorecording], 1997 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. Max Lerner papers, 1927-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Records of the Domestic Policy Staff (Carter Administration). 1976 - 1981. Stuart Eizenstat's Subject File. 1976 - 1981. Synthetic Fuels
creatorOf Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002. John W. Gardner papers, 1961-1992. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf John W. Gardner papers, 1935-2004 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn JPL Advisory Council Membership Lists, 1979. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn James Perkins papers, 1963-1969. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn McGill, William J. (William James), 1922-1997. Papers, 1929-1979. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. person
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correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Grele, Ronald J., person
associatedWith Grossner, Isabel S., person
associatedWith Harvard University. Russian Research Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Independent Sector (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith James Alfred, Perkins 1911- person
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associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902- person
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associatedWith MARY ELIZABETH SWITZER, 1900-1971 person
associatedWith McGill, William J. (William James), 1922-1997. person
associatedWith National Urban Coalition (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Perkins, James Alfred, 1911-1998. person
associatedWith Pickering, William H., 1910-2004. person
associatedWith Praetorius, Henry, 1909-2003. person
associatedWith President's Commission on White House Fellowships (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. person
associatedWith Silver, George A. person
associatedWith Spencer Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Spencer, Lyle Manley, 1911-1968. person
associatedWith Stanford University. Haas Center for Public Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Haas Center for Public Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. School of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Switzer, Mary Elizabeth, 1900- person
associatedWith United States. Commission on International Education and. corporateBody
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associatedWith United States. President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties. corporateBody
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associatedWith United States. White House Task Force on Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Webb, Eugene J., 1933-1995. person
associatedWith Women's Action Organization. corporateBody
associatedWith Ximenes, Vicente 1919- person
associatedWith Young, Whitney M. person
associatedWith Zane, Sharon, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States Economic policy.
United States
United States Politics and government 1974-1977.
United States Social policy.
United States Politics and government 1969-1974.
Subject
Executives--Interviews
Philanthropists--Interviews
Urban policy--United States
Education--United States
Education--Research
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
Education
Lobbying
Community organization
Endowments--Officials and employees
Early childhood education
Federal aid to education
Endowment of research
Urban policy
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Birth 1912-10-08

Death 2002-02-16

Americans

English

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