Gideon Gardner

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Gideon Gardner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811
Preceded byIsaiah L. Green
Succeeded byIsaiah L. Green
Personal details
BornMay 30, 1759
Nantucket, Massachusetts
DiedMarch 22, 1832(1832-03-22) (aged 72)
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Gideon Gardner (May 30, 1759 – March 22, 1832) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Gardner received a limited schooling. Gardner was a successful ship master, and later became a shipowner. Gardner also engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was reportedly owner of the Ganges (1809 whaler) when Gardner Island was discovered.

Gardner was elected as a Democratic-Republican Party to the Eleventh Congress (March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811). He resumed his former business pursuits. He was the bearer of a petition from the citizens of Nantucket to Congress for tax relief in 1813. He died in Nantucket, Massachusetts, March 22, 1832. He was interred in Friends Burying Ground.

Gardner was a direct descendant of Thomas Gardner (planter).

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "Gideon Gardner (id: G000054)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Isaiah L. Green
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1809 - March 3, 1811
Succeeded by
Isaiah L. Green