Person:John Garner (26)

Vice-President John Nance Garner, IV
m. Abt 1867
  1. Vice-President John Nance Garner, IV1868 - 1967
  2. Jesse Lewis Garner1883 - 1942
  • HVice-President John Nance Garner, IV1868 - 1967
  • WMarietta Rheiner1869 - 1948
Facts and Events
Name Vice-President John Nance Garner, IV
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 Nov 1868 Red River County, Texas
Marriage to Marietta Rheiner
Death[1] 7 Nov 1967 Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas
Burial[1] Uvalde Cemetery, Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas
Reference Number? Q298991?

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John Nance Garner III (November 22, 1868 – November 7, 1967), known among his contemporaries as "Cactus Jack", was an American Democratic politician and lawyer from Texas who served as the 32nd vice President of the United States under Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1941. Garner was also the 39th speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1931 to 1933. He and Schuyler Colfax are the only individuals to have served as both Speaker of the House and Vice President of the United States.

Garner began his political career as the county judge of Uvalde County, Texas. He served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1898 to 1902 and won election to represent Texas in the United States House of Representatives in 1902. He represented Texas's 15th congressional district from 1903 to 1933. Garner served as House Minority Leader from 1929 to 1931, and was elevated to Speaker of the House when Democrats won control of the House following the 1930 elections.

Garner sought the Democratic presidential nomination in the 1932 presidential election, but agreed to serve as Franklin D. Roosevelt's running mate at the 1932 Democratic National Convention. He and Roosevelt won the 1932 election and were re-elected in 1936. A conservative Southerner, Garner opposed the sit-down strikes of the labor unions and the New Deal's deficit spending. However, Garner was also considered highly effective in the passage of New Deal legislation, with Roosevelt relying greatly on Garner's wealth of political friendships and legislative skills to pilot New Deal legislation through Congress. Unlike Vice Presidents before him, Garner also had a more active, non-ceremonial role in the U.S. Cabinet.[1] He broke with Roosevelt in early 1937 over the issue of enlarging the Supreme Court, and helped defeat it on the grounds that it centralized too much power in the president's hands. Garner again sought the presidency in the 1940 presidential election, but Roosevelt won the party's presidential nomination at the 1940 Democratic National Convention, then chose Henry A. Wallace as his running mate.

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