Garner, John Nance


Garner, John Nance
born Nov. 22, 1868, Red River county, Texas, U.S.
died Nov. 7, 1967, Uvalde, Texas

U.S. politician.

He practiced law before serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (1903–33), where he rose to become speaker in 1931. Adept at backstage maneuvering, he supported the graduated income tax and the Federal Reserve System. Elected vice president under Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 and 1936, he was a conservative in the New Deal administration; he broke with Roosevelt in his second term over Roosevelt's attempt to pack (enlarge) the U.S. Supreme Court. He retired to his Texas ranch in 1941.

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▪ vice president of United States
byname  Cactus Jack Garner 
born Nov. 22, 1868, Red River county, Texas, U.S.
died Nov. 7, 1967, Uvalde, Texas
 32nd vice president of the United States (1933–41) in the Democratic administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Roosevelt, Franklin D.). He maintained his conservatism despite his prominent position in Roosevelt's New Deal administration.

      Garner was the son of farmers John Nance Garner III and Sarah Guest. After playing semiprofessional baseball and dropping out of Vanderbilt University, he studied law and was admitted to the Texas bar in 1890. He served two terms in the state legislature (1898–1902) before being elected to the United States House of Representatives (Representatives, House of), where he remained for 30 years (1903–33). As a congressman, Garner was especially expert at backstage maneuvering to expedite legislation. He supported the graduated income tax and the Federal Reserve System and came to be regarded by 1917 as one of the most influential politicians in Congress. Although he considered retirement after the Republican Party won control of Congress in 1918, he ran for reelection in part to stress his opposition to the Ku Klux Klan. After serving successively as Democratic whip and floor leader, he was elected speaker of the House (1931).

      At the 1932 Democratic National Convention, Garner was a candidate for the presidency, but after the third ballot he released his delegates from Texas and California to ensure Roosevelt's nomination. His selection as Roosevelt's vice-presidential running mate particularly assuaged conservatives within the Democratic Party. As vice president Garner never felt comfortable with the New Deal, which he deemed “too liberal.” Although reelected in 1936, he broke with the administration in 1937 over its efforts to “pack” (enlarge) the Supreme Court and worked to defeat some of the administration's legislative proposals. Opposed to Roosevelt's effort to win an unprecedented third term, Garner challenged him for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1940 but lost. At the end of his second term he retired to his Texas ranch.

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