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GARDNER, Gideon, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Nantucket, Mass., May 30, 1759; received a limited schooling; was a successful shipmaster, and later became a shipowner; also engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh Congress (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1811); resumed his former business pursuits; was the bearer of a petition from the citizens of Nantucket to Congress for tax relief in 1813; died in Nantucket, Mass., March 22, 1832; interment in Friends Burying Ground.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present