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Alan Legge Gardner, 3rd Baron Gardner (29 January 1810-2 November 1883), was a British Whig politician.

Gardner was the son of Admiral Alan Gardner, 2nd Baron Gardner. A viscountcy was to be conferred on his father in 1815 but he died before the patent had passed the Great Seal and the title was never given to his son. He did however manage to get his father's baronetcy passed down to him instead of his father's other son Mr Fenton Gardner, thus establishing that Fenton was illegitimate.[1] In his youth Gardner was a member of the literary salon established by the Countess of Blessington and the Count D'Orsay and he was also a celebrated sportsman. He sat on the Whig benches in the House of Lords and served in the Whig administration of Lord Melbourne as a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) from 1837 to 1841.

Lord Gardner married firstly Frances Margaret (née Hughes) in 1835. The marriage was childless. After her death he married secondly Julia Sarah, daughter of Edward E. T. Fortescue, in 1848. They had several children born before and after their marriage. His son Herbert Gardner, born two years before his parents' wedding, became a Liberal politician and was created Baron Burghclere in 1895. One of Lord Gardner's legitimate daughters, the Hon. Florence, was the wife of William Onslow, 4th Earl of Onslow. Gardner died in November 1883, aged 73, when his titles became dormant. Lady Gardner died in 1899.

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alan Hyde Gardner
Baron Gardner
1815–1883
Succeeded by
Dormant

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