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Gale, Richard Pillsbury

House 1939-40 (District 36)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/30/1900
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Birth County: Hennepin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 12/4/1973
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Mound
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

Minneapolis Public Schools; Elementary School;
Blake School, Hopkins, Minnesota; Secondary;
University of Minnesota, Farm School; Attended College;
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Attended College; Minneapolis Campus
Yale University; College Graduate; 1922

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: Mound, Minnesota (Consolidated School Board, 3 terms); 19?? to 19?? [Elected]
U.S. Representative: 3rd Congressional District, Minnesota; 01/03/1941 to 01/03/1945 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Isobel Rising
Children: Two children: (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
John Sargent Pillsbury  - Grandfather
John Pillsbury Snyder  - Cousin
Frederic Beal Snyder  - Uncle

GENERAL NOTES

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1944.

He was a member of the Republican Party when he served in the United States Congress.

He died in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was buried in Lakewood Cemetery.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

51st Legislative Session (1939-1940)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 36
Elected: 11/8/1938
Residence: Mound
Term of Office: 1/3/1939 to 1/6/1941
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Civil Administration
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Education
  • Game and Fish
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
Articles & Books About
"R.P. Gale, Former Congressman, Dies (Obituary)." St. Paul Dispatch, December 5, 1973, p. 2C.

Gale, Richard Pillsbury. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.