Hamilton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Warren Gard (1873-1929), son of Samuel Z. Gard and Mary Duke, was born in Hamilton, Ohio. He established his practice in Hamilton after graduating from Cincinnati Law School and being admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1894. Gard served as Butler County Prosecuting Attorney from 1898-1903, and as a judge on the Court of Common Pleas from 1907-1912. In 1910, he married Pearl Zuver Woods (1875-1946). In 1912, he was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1913-1921. Gard delivered a eulogy for his friend, Warren G. Harding, on August 8, 1923, the national day of mourning for the deceased president. Gard had been a 35-year member of the bar when he died. He is buried next to his wife in the Gard plot in Greenwood Cemetery.
During his service in Congress, Representative Gard was a member of the House Judiciary Committee, worked to prepare legislation that authorized America’s entry into WWI, and fought to repeal wartime prohibition. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson appointed Gard to a commission charged with investigating independence for the Philippines, then an American colony. Accompanying Gard on
Erected 2016 by Hamilton County Foundation, Greenwood Cemetery Association, W.E. Smith Charitable Trust, and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 36-9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson, the Former U.S. Presidents: #29 Warren G. Harding, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
Location. 39° 24.081′ N, 84° 32.777′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on Heaton Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Greenwood Cemetery, just inside the Heaton Street gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1602 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton OH 45011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hamilton Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Beckett Homesite (approx. half a mile away); Trinity Episcopal ChurchLane Public Library / Clark Lane (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lane-Hooven House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cosmopolitan No. 4 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Hamilton Speech (approx. 0.7 miles away); Johnny S. Black, Songwriter / Paper Doll (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
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