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Wendy Kirst Biography *
Wendy Kirst lives on the Stanford campus with her husband, Professor Emeritus Michael W. Kirst. Beginning in the late 1980s, the Kirst and Gardner families were campus neighbors and very well acquainted. Mrs. Kirst had also known John Gardner in Washington, DC, when, as a new college graduate, she worked for him at the Urban Coalition and Common Cause. Mr. Kirst had worked with Gardner in Washington, DC, during that period as well.
*Biography summary excerpted from Interview with Wendy Kirst conducted by Nancy Mancini, 2018. John W. Gardner Legacy Oral History Project (SC1355). Department of Special Collections & University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif. p. 13.