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November 12, 2012
Democrats banished to N.C. bench but warming up for 2014
By Rob Christensen, Charlotte Observer
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September 19, 2012
PEELER: O. Max Gardner's Legacy Lives Strong
By Tim Peeler, GoPack.com
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August 28, 2012
The Secret of the Sauce: What Democrats Need to Know About North Carolina's Kick-Ass Populism
By Lynn Parramore, The Real News
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Oliver Max Gardnerís Live-At-Home Program: An Analysis Concerning its Compatibility with Hooverís Agricultural Marketing Act
By Justin Greene
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February 27, 2010
A black and white photo like none before
By Lew Powell
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2010
Live-at-Home Program
By Diana Bell-Kite, NC Museum of History
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February 08, 2012
Live-at-Home Program
By Kathleen, Historical State Publications
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April 14, 2012
NCSU entomologist Fred Gould wins UNC system award
By Jay Price, Newsobserver.com
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February 2, 2012
O. Max Gardner on Libraries
by Nicholas Graham
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May 26, 1961
President John F. Kennedy with Democratic National Committee Members
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December 20, 2011
What organization put Empty Stocking Fund over the top?
By Jackie Bridges, ShelbyStar.com
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Oliver Max Gardner (22 March 1882 -- 6 February 1947) was the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1929 to 1933. Prior to becoming Governor, Gardner was elected as a state senator from Cleveland County, North Carolina and as Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina (1917-1921). We invite you to learn more about this great man of North Carolina by exploring this web site.

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WikipediaFACT:
Former North Carolina Governor O. Max Gardner, a native of Shelby, is the only person to serve as captain of both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and N.C. State University football teams. He served as captain at State as an undergraduate and as captain at UNC while in law school.  His only stipulation at Chapel Hill was that he would not have to play in the annual and heated State v UNC football game.  Gardner was also an All Southern All Star (Center and Linebacker) at both schools.

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