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  Gardner, Booth
<-  2007-01-01  
NameBooth Gardner
Tacoma, Washington , United States
Born August 21, 1936
DiedMarch 15, 2013 (76 years)
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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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 

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