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Lucien Dunbibben Gardner

Twenty-Second Chief Justice

 

—1940-1951 —

 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
1. Lucien Dunbibben Gardner Marker
Inscription. A native of Troy, Lucien Dunbibben Gardner graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree, from the State Normal School at Troy in 1894. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Alabama and graduated from the Law Department in 1897. That same year he was admitted to the bar and began law practice in his hometown.

He served as Register in Chancery from 1898 until 1903. In 1906, he was elected State Senator of Alabama. Appointed Chancellor of The Southeastern Chancery Division in 1907, he was elected to that post in 1910, serving until 1914.

In 1914, Lucien Gardner was appointed Associate Justice on the Supreme Court by Governor Emmet O’Neal to fill the vacancy created when John C. Anderson was appointed Chief Justice, thus began his career on the court, one that would span a total of thirty-seven years, the longest in court history. Governor Frank Dixon appointed him Chief Justice in 1940, again as successor to Anderson. Gardner held that office until 1951 when he resigned because of ill health.

Lucien Gardner married Henrietta Wiley in 1900. They had two children, Lucien Dunbibben Gardner Jr., and Olive Gardner Gambell.
 
Location. 32° 22.674′ N, 86° 18.194′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery
Lucien Dunbibben Gardner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
2. Lucien Dunbibben Gardner Marker
County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dexter Avenue and North Decatur Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Edwin Livingston (here, next to this marker); Clement Clay "Bo" Torbert, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Howell Thomas Heflin (a few steps from this marker); Ernest C. “Sonny” Hornsby (a few steps from this marker); History of the Alabama State Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Coggswell Farley / Montgomery's First Election (within shouting distance of this marker); Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
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RSA Dexter Ave Bldg Courtyard image. Click for full size.
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3. RSA Dexter Ave Bldg Courtyard
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4. Associate Justices
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5. Timeline
RSA Dexter Avenue Building image. Click for full size.
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6. RSA Dexter Avenue Building
 
 
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