Gardner L. Boothe was a Democratic Party leader in Alexandria for more than fifty
years. Born in that city in 1872, he studied law at the University of Virginia in 1893 and opened a law practice.
Boothe became Alexandria's city attorney in 1897 and five years later was elected a
member of the Democratic Party's State Central Committee. That same year he was selected
chairman of the Eighth District Committee, a position he held until 1952. Boothe
aligned himself with the . . .
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