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Gardner, Martinlocked

(21 Oct. 1914–22 May 2010)
  • Ann T. Keene


Gardner, Martin (21 Oct. 1914–22 May 2010), popular science and puzzle writer and editor, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to James Gardner, a petroleum geologist and founder of an oil company, and Willie Morman Gardner. As a child Martin was fascinated by puzzles of all kinds, an interest encouraged by his father. From his mother he developed a love of reading and became a devotee of the ...

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