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Warren Gard

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 21, 2018
1. Warren Gard Marker
Side A
Inscription.
Side A

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. (Continued on other side)

Side B

(Continued from other side)

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 a fact-finding trip to the islands was his wife, Pearl, and their niece, Kathleen Neilan (1908-1973). One of Representative

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 21, 2018
2. Warren Gard Marker
Side B
Gard’s accomplishments was introducing and securing the passage of H.R. 755, which incorporated the Boy Scouts of America. Congress passed the bill unanimously, and President Wilson signed it into law on June 15, 1916.
 
Erected 2016 by Hamilton County Foundation, Greenwood Cemetery Association, W.E. Smith Charitable Trust, and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 36-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in Greenwood Cemetery, just inside the Heaton Street gate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1602 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton OH 45011, United States of America.
 
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 Church (approx. half a mile away); Lane Public Library / Clark Lane (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lane-Hooven House (approx.
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, 8
3. Warren Gard Marker
Full view, side A
0.7 miles away); Cosmopolitan No. 4 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Hamilton Speech (approx. 0.7 miles away); Butler County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Additional keywords. Boy Scouts of America
 
Categories. Politics
 
Warren Gard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 21, 2018
4. Warren Gard Marker
Full view, side B, looking towards Heaton Street gate
Warren Gard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 21, 2018
5. Warren Gard Marker
Marker as seen from Heaton Street gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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