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  Gardner, Booth
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2007-01-01  
 
NameBooth Gardner
Address
Tacoma, Washington , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born August 21, 1936
DiedMarch 15, 2013 (76 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedRBH
Mar 16, 2013 02:57pm
Tags Caucasian - Married -
InfoBOOTH GARDNER was born in Tacoma, Washington. He received a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Washington in 1958 and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University in 1963. In 1966, he served as assistant dean of Harvard Business School. From 1967 to 1972, he was an associate director of the School of Business and Econimics at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. He served as a state senator from 1970 to 1973. From 1972 to 1980, he was president of the Laird Norton company, a building materials and supply firm doing business in 11 states. From 1981 to 1984, he served as the Pierce County Executive. He has also served on the board of directors of the Weyerhaeuser Company, Metropolitan Building Corporation, Pudget sound National Bank, Washington Commission for the Humanities, and the Troubleshooters, the state advocacy group for the developmentally handicapped. He founded the Seattle Mental Health Institute and the Central Area Youth Association. As governor, Gardner focused on international trade, working to create trade routes. He also encouraged business to clean up the environment and spent significant funds on AIDS prevention. After his tenure as governor, he was named ambassador of the General Agreement for Trade and Tariff (GATT - now the World Trade Organization). He chaired the Western Governors' Association, the Education Commission of the States, and the National Governors Association.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 16, 2013 02:45pm News Former Wash. Gov. Booth Gardner dies  Article RBH 
Jan 07, 2008 05:00pm Blog Entry Gardner to file death with dignity measure Wednesday  Article Ralphie 
Dec 02, 2007 08:00pm Profile Death in the Family  Article Ralphie 
Jun 10, 2003 12:00am Profile Former governor wages active fight against disease  Article Ralphie 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.00000 Average

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RACES
  07/31/1990 NGA Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1988 WA Governor Won 62.21% (+24.43%)
  09/20/1988 WA Governor - Blanket Primary Won 57.64% (+37.57%)
  11/06/1984 WA Governor Won 53.31% (+6.62%)
  09/18/1984 WA Governor - Blanket Primary Won 46.07% (+19.87%)
  11/03/1970 WA State Senate District 26 Won 56.21% (+12.43%)
ENDORSEMENTS
WA District 3 - Blanket Primary - Aug 17, 2010 D Dennis "Denny" Heck
Seattle City Council - Pos. 8 - Primary - Aug 18, 2009 D Rusty Williams
Pierce County Executive - Nov 04, 2008 D Pat McCarthy
WA Initiative 1000 - Death With Dignity - Nov 04, 2008 YES Yes
WA Treasurer - Blanket Primary - Aug 19, 2008 D Jim McIntire
Tacoma City Council At-Large [Pos. 8] - Primary - Aug 21, 2007 D Marty Campbell
WA Initiative 933 - Require compensation when regulation diminishes the use or value of private property - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
WA House District 43 Seat 1 - D Primary - Sep 19, 2006 D Richard Kelley
Seattle City Council - Pos. 2 - Primary - Sep 20, 2005 D Darlene Madenwald
WA Initiative 872 - Nov 02, 2004 NO No
WA Commissioner of Public Lands - Nov 02, 2004 R Doug Sutherland
WA Attorney General - D Primary - Sep 14, 2004 D Mark Sidran
WA US President - D Caucuses - Feb 07, 2004 D Howard Dean
Seattle City Council - Pos. 1 - Primary - Sep 16, 2003 D Judy Nicastro
WA Initiative 120 - Revision of Abortion Law - Nov 05, 1991 YES Yes
WA US President - D Caucus - Mar 08, 1988 D Michael S. Dukakis