Hardin, Garrett James
- Ann T. Keene
Hardin, Garrett James (21 April 1915–14 September 2003), ecologist, was born in Dallas, Texas, to Hugh Hardin, a railroad employee, and Agnes Garrett. When Garrett Hardin was four years old, he contracted polio and was left with a slight limp and a foreshortened leg. As an adult he could walk only with the aid of crutches. During his childhood, Hardin and his older brother moved with their parents to a series of midwestern towns but spent most summers on their grandparents’ farm in Butler, Missouri, where Garrett developed a love of nature and an interest in the environment. By the time he was in his teens, the family had settled in Chicago. There he attended Bowen High School, where he wrote for and edited the school newspaper and acted in dramatic productions....