GALE, Richard Pillsbury, (1900 - 1973)


GALE, Richard Pillsbury, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., October 30, 1900; attended the public schools of Minneapolis, Blake School at Hopkins, Minn., Minnesota Farm School, and University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; was graduated from Yale University in 1922; became engaged in agricultural pursuits and securities in 1923; member of the State house of representatives in 1939 and 1940; member of the Mound (Minn.) School Board for eight years; trustee of Blake School at Hopkins, Minn.; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and to the Seventy-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; author of newspaper articles on social, economic, and political life of people in various foreign countries; returned to agricultural pursuits and resided at his Wickham Farm near Mound, Minn.; died in Minneapolis, Minn., December 4, 1973; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.