Mariette Rheiner Garner

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Mariette Garner
Mrs. John Nance Garner.jpg
Second Lady of the United States
In role
March 4, 1933 January 20, 1941
Vice President John Nance Garner
Preceded by Caro Dawes (1929)
Succeeded by Ilo Wallace
Personal details
Born
Mariette Elizabeth Rheiner

(1869-07-17)July 17, 1869
Sabinal, Texas, U.S.
DiedAugust 17, 1948(1948-08-17) (aged 79)
Uvalde, Texas, U.S.
Resting placeUvalde Cemetery, Texas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
John Nance Garner (m. 1895)
Children1
Ettie R. Garner Hall is the women's dormitory at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, named for the wife of the former Vice President of the United States John Nance Garner. Ettie R. Garner Hall, Uvalde, TX IMG 1269.JPG
Ettie R. Garner Hall is the women's dormitory at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, named for the wife of the former Vice President of the United States John Nance Garner.

Mariette Elizabeth Rheiner Garner, known as Ettie R. Garner (July 17, 1869  August 17, 1948) was the wife of John Nance Garner, the 32nd Vice President of the United States, who served from 1933 until 1941. [1]

John Nance Garner American politician

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Born in Sabinal, Texas, she was a daughter of John Peter Rheiner, a Swiss immigrant who became a Texas rancher, and his first wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Watson.

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In 1893, although women in Texas could not vote at the time, Mariette Rheiner ran for Uvalde County judge, but was defeated by the incumbent, John Nance Garner. Two years later, on November 25, 1895, she married Garner in Sabinal, Texas. They had one child, a son, Tully Charles Garner (18961968).

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During her husband's tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, from 1903 to 1933, Ettie Garner served as his private secretary.

She died of a neurological ailment a month after her 79th birthday. [2]

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References

  1. Mariette Rheiner Garner
  2. "Milestones," Time, 30 August 1948
Honorary titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Caro Dawes
Second Lady of the United States
1933–1941
Succeeded by
Ilo Wallace