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Carl Charles Gordner

Cochise County Treasurer 1935-1938 and 1943-1946

Carl Charles Gordner was born in Boonville, Indiana, December 12, 1892, to parents Louis Gordner and Louise Koegel. As early as 1917, he served as the City Treasurer in Boonville. He served in WWI. Carl married Alma Ward in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana in 1916, and the couple had two daughters in Indiana. Jane Gordner was born August 25, 1918, and Suzannah Gordner on April 6, 1921. The family moved to Bisbee where Carl became a conductor on the trolley of the Warren-Bisbee Railway. A third daughter Lois Gordner was born in Arizona June 24, 1925.

Mr. Gordner served as Chief Deputy Cochise County Treasurer for Treasurer Cox 1929-1930, Treasurer Kitchel 1931-1934 and Treasurer Lucas 1939-1942. He was first elected Treasurer in 1934, and again in 1942 serving two, two-year terms twice for a total of 8 years. He ran unsuccessfully for State Treasurer in 1938, finishing second in a five-man race.

Carl Gordner ended his career in Phoenix working for the State Treasurer as an assistant bookkeeper and then as a deputy examiner for the State Banking Department retiring in 1964. Treasurer Gordner died in May 6, 1979, and is buried in Phoenix.

Treasurer’s office photo