speeches and writings by, as well as articles about Gardner; correspondence, awards and
honors, photographs, audiovisual material, and files from many of Gardner's organizations
including Common Cause, the White House Fellows, the Haas Center for Public Service, and the
John W. Gardner Center. Collection also contains biographical files and material from
memorial services held throughout the nation for Gardner. Notes and materials related to the
PBS documentary John Gardner: Uncommon American are also included.
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.
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