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John Nance Garner -- Uvalde Cemetery, Uvalde TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 29° 11.900 W 099° 48.779
14R E 420966 N 3230232
Quick Description: The grave of John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner, the former Vice President of the US from 1933-1941, during FDR's first three terms.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2015 3:19:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMPJRT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 3

Long Description:
John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner is buried in the Garner family plot in Uvalde cemetery, a few miles west of Uvalde on the US 90.

Garner was a colorful and frequently profane figure in state and national politics, who most famously observed that "The vice presidency was not worth a bucket of warm piss." He said this some time after accepting FDR's offer of the Vice Presidency.

For more on the incredible career of John Nance Garner, see the Handbook of Texas online here: (visit link)

For an in-depth examination of whether Garner thought the VP job was not worth a bucket of warm SPIT or warm PISS (REALLY) see here: (visit link)

Or if you just want to enjoy sme of his biting wit and murderous one-liners, see here: (visit link) and here: (visit link)
Description:
Uvalde County Judge State Legislator US Congressman Speaker of the US House of Representatives Vice President of the United States


Date of birth: 11/22/1868

Date of death: 11/7/1967

Area of notoriety: Politics

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: dawn-dusk daily

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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