Archibald K. Gardner

Personal

Birthday: 
12/3/1867
Birthplace: 
Gwen Sound, Canada
Date of Death: 
1/21/1962
Place of Death: 
Huron, SD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Greenfield, Missouri, 1893-1895
Private practice, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1895-1897, 1899-1907
City attorney, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1897-1904
General attorney, Chicago and Northwestern Railway, South Dakota, 1907-1929

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, March 1, 1929; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of Iowa
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1892
Name of School - Second: 

University of Iowa College of Law

The highly competitive practice of law has a way of shaping a person. If you let it, it can and it will make you into a thing;...That thing the practice of law would make of you is ultimately what becomes of the once passionate, once idealistic, once hopeful, would-be world changer, who has become eroded by the routine, battering current of the practice, and who has failed to cultivate the ground cover that resists erosion of soul." For those of us in the world of work, whether as lawyers or not, tending to that initial force that drew us toward the study of law should be part of our thoughts and periodic reflections.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1893

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Court Name: 

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Herbert Hoover
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
5/23/1929
Retirement from Active Service: 
9/30/1960
Termination Date: 
1/21/1962
Termination Reason: 
Death
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