Mariette Rheiner Garner Photo

Mariette Rheiner Garner

Born: Jul 17, 1869

Death: Aug 17, 1948

Birthplace: Sabinal

Nationality: United States

Mariette Rheiner Garner

Date of Birth : Jul 17, 1869
Date of Death : Aug 17, 1948
Birth Place : Sabinal

Mariette Elizabeth Rheiner Garner, known as Ettie R. Garner was the wife of John Nance Garner, the 32nd Vice President of the United States, who served from 1933 until 1941. 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. 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 25 November 1895, she married Garner in Sabinal, Texas. They had one child, a son, Tully Charles Garner. 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.


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