Garner

Garner

[gahr-ner]
Garner, Erroll Louis, 1921-77, American jazz pianist and composer, b. Pittsburgh. He wrote some 200 songs, including "Misty," "Dreamy," and "Solitaire." He developed a unique style of piano playing and toured throughout the world from the 1940s through the 1960s.
Garner, John Nance, 1868-1967, Vice President of the United States (1933-41), b. Red River co., Tex. A lawyer, he served (1898-1902) in the Texas legislature and then (1902) was elected to Congress. His senior standing made him (1921) the ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means, and subsequently he became minority leader in Congress. With the shift to Democratic control in 1931 he was elected speaker of the House. After 30 years of service in Congress, Garner was in 1932 elected Vice President under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was reelected in 1936 but opposed Roosevelt's third-term candidacy and retired (1941) from politics.

See biography by B. N. Timmins (1948).

(born Nov. 22, 1868, Red River county, Texas, U.S.—died Nov. 7, 1967, Uvalde, Texas) U.S. politician. He practiced law before serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (1903–33), where he rose to become speaker in 1931. Adept at backstage maneuvering, he supported the graduated income tax and the Federal Reserve System. Elected vice president under Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 and 1936, he was a conservative in the New Deal administration; he broke with Roosevelt in his second term over Roosevelt's attempt to pack (enlarge) the U.S. Supreme Court. He retired to his Texas ranch in 1941.

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(born Nov. 22, 1868, Red River county, Texas, U.S.—died Nov. 7, 1967, Uvalde, Texas) U.S. politician. He practiced law before serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (1903–33), where he rose to become speaker in 1931. Adept at backstage maneuvering, he supported the graduated income tax and the Federal Reserve System. Elected vice president under Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 and 1936, he was a conservative in the New Deal administration; he broke with Roosevelt in his second term over Roosevelt's attempt to pack (enlarge) the U.S. Supreme Court. He retired to his Texas ranch in 1941.

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Garner is a town in White County, Arkansas, United States. Brandy Goodwin is the current mayor. The population was 284 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Garner is located at (35.141201, -91.785220).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²). 1.7 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (7.14%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 284 people, 103 households, and 83 families residing in the town. The population density was 168.7/km² (438.2/mi²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 67.1/km² (174.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.07% White, 1.06% Black or African American, and 3.87% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 103 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,688, and the median income for a family was $28,393. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,015. About 12.3% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.8% of those sixty five or over.

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