O. Max Gardner—One of NC’s Best Governors

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Oliver Max Gardner is regarded as one of North Carolina’s ablest governors. A Shelby attorney and textile mill owner, Gardner served as lieutenant governor and governor, was a friend of President Franklin Roosevelt, was a top Washington lobbyist, served as U.S. treasury undersecretary and was named U.S. ambassador to Great Britain by President Harry Truman shortly before he died in … Read More

Would a tax break help North Carolina?

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Perdue said she is using as her model North Carolina’s Depression-era Gov. O. Max Gardner, who held office from 1929 to 1933. Gardner cut local property taxes, led the state takeover of financial responsibility for roads and schools from counties, and consolidated state colleges into the University of North Carolina system. Read Article