James C. Gardner Mayor throwing the first baseball of the season
James C. Gardner - 1958
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Shreveport's former Mayor James C. Gardner, born June 17, 1924, in Shreveport, Louisiana at the Schumpert Sanitarium to Arvill Pitt and Marie Creswell Gardner.

His grandfather was James Pleasants Creswell, owner of the Creswell Hotel in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was the grandson of Julia Pleasants Creswell, renown author of four books, three of which have been republished.

His fifth removed grandfather was the Thomas Bibb, the second governor of Alabama. On his mother's side he descended from Pierce Mason Butler, governor of South Carolina from 1836-38.