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Fred Christian Gartner (March 14, 1896 – September 1, 1972) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Fred C. Gartner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Preceded byFrank Joseph Gerard Dorsey
Succeeded byFrancis R. Smith
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1896-03-14)March 14, 1896
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 1, 1972(1972-09-01) (aged 76)
Somers Point, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican
Alma materTemple University School of Law


Fred C. Garter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of German immigrants.[1] He attended the public schools and Brown Preparatory School in Philadelphia. He served as a yeoman in the United States Naval Reserve in 1918 and 1919. He graduated from the law department of Temple University in Philadelphia in 1920. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission at Philadelphia from 1928 to 1932. He served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1933 and 1934.

Gartner was elected as a Republican to the 76th Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940. He served chairman of the board for the Hol-Gar Manufacturing Corporation of Pennsylvania.


  • United States Congress. "Fred C. Gartner (id: G000087)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


  1. ^ "United States Census, 1900", FamilySearch, retrieved March 25, 2018
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank J. G. Dorsey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Francis R. Smith