James J. Gardener,77, the first black chairman of...

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August 29, 1998

James J. Gardener,77, the first black chairman of Florida's board of regents, died Aug. 20 of complications from kidney failure in Fort Lauderdale. A graduate of Florida A&M University, he worked while a regent to maintain the historically black university as a separate school within the state university system.

Pub Date: 8/29/98

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