Gardner Robert WITHROW, Congress, WI (1892-1964)


WITHROW, Gardner Robert, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in La Crosse, Wis., October 5, 1892; attended the grade and high schools; after two years of legal training engaged in railroading as a fireman and conductor 1912-1931; member of the Wisconsin assembly in 1926 and 1927; served as State representative for the railroad brotherhoods 1928-1931; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses and as a Progressive to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress, and for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress and in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; resumed activities as State representative for the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1961); did not seek renomination in 1960; was a resident of La Crosse, Wis., until his death September 23, 1964; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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