John W. Gardner





John W. Gardner

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born
October 08, 1912

died
February 16, 2002

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John William Gardner, President of the Carnegie Corporation, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson, was subsequently the founder of two influential national U.S. organizations, Common Cause and Independent Sector, as well as the author of numerous books on improving leadership in American society and other subjects. He was also the founder of two prestigious fellowship programs, The White House Fellowship and The John Gardner Fellowship at Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964.

Gardner's term as Secretary of HEW was at the height of Johnson's Great Society domestic agenda. During this tenure, the Department undertook both the huge task of launching Me...more


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Excellence
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No Easy Victories
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The Recovery of Confidence
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More books by John W. Gardner…
“Life is like a drawing without an eraser”
John W. Gardner

“We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.”
John W. Gardner

“The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.”
John W. Gardner