From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

     G. Alan Garden is a member of the law firm of Handlan, Garden and Matthews. This is one of the distinguished legal institutions of West Virginia, engaged in a general practice of law, civil and criminal. They practice in all circuit courts of the state, before the Supreme Court of West Virginia, the Common Pleas and Supreme Court of Ohio, the United States district courts, the United States Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.
     Mr. Garden was born in Wheeling, March 7, 1886, son of John B. and Mary Ralston (Sweeney) Garden. He attended Wheeling public schools; Trinity Hall preparatory school, Washington, Pa.; Washington and Jefferson preparatory school; Bethlehem Preparatory School; Washington and Jefferson College and the University of Virginia. He was graduated at the University of Virginia in 1918 with the degree LL. D. He is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.
     The World War was in progress during his last year at the University of Virginia, and he took a special Government course there to qualify as a radio operator. Coming to Wheeling in 1918, he began to practice law and at the same time took an active role in the many war activities of the city, being a member of the advisory council to the Selective Draft Board of Ohio County and a foremost worker as a member of the several Liberty Loan drive committees. The firm of Handlan, Garden and Mathews was established in 1924.
     Mr. Garden is a member of the Fort Henry Club, Cedar Rocks Country Club, B. P. O. Elks, the Sons of the Revolution, and the United Presbyterian Church. In politics he is a Democrat, although he has not engaged in any political campaigns.
     He married, in 1922, Myrtle M. Mullet of Bellaire, Ohio. He has one son, John B. Garden, 2nd. Home: Cherry Hill Road. Office: 1226 Chapline Street.