Nevile Gardiner

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Nevile Gardiner (1902 – 1954) was an English diplomat. He was brother of Gerald, Baron Gardiner, (Lord Chancellor 1964–70). His father was Sir Robert Septimus Gardiner and his mother was Alice von Ziegesar (daughter of Count von Ziegesar).

Gardiner was educated at Oxford, and entered the British Civil Service, originally posted to Washington, D.C.. He eventually became Commercial Secretary in the Diplomatic Service at The Hague, Netherlands.

In 1954, he was bitten by an unidentified species of venomous insect while visiting the Philippine Islands. He died within 48 hours. He was survived by his wife, Madeleine Michelson, daughter of Dr. Albert A. Michelson, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics.


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