Gale H. Stalker

Gale Hamilton Stalker (November 7, 1889 – November 4, 1985) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Gale H. Stalker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 37th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byLewis Henry
Succeeded byW. Sterling Cole
Personal details
Gale Hamilton Stalker

(1889-11-07)November 7, 1889
Long Eddy, Sullivan County, New York
DiedNovember 4, 1985(1985-11-04) (aged 95)
Palm Beach, Florida
Resting placeHillside Cemetery, Ormond Beach, Florida
Political partyRepublican
Alma materLackawanna College


Gale H. Stalker was born in Long Eddy in Sullivan County, New York on November 7, 1889. He studied at Scranton Business College (now Lackawanna College), and moved to Elmira, New York.[1][2]

Stalker was active in lumber and oil and gas businesses, banking and other ventures. During World War I Stalker was nicknamed "Tent Peg" because his lumber company filled a contract to provide millions of tent poles and pegs to the United States Army.[3]

He was elected to Congress in 1922 and served from March 4, 1923, until January 3, 1935. He died on November 4, 1985, in Palm Bay, Florida, and was buried at Hillside Cemetery in Ormond Beach, Florida.[4]


  1. ^ J. H. Beers & Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1900, page 995
  2. ^ The Scranton Republican, Dry Act Author Received Early Education Here, May 4, 1929
  3. ^ Chemung County Historical Society, Chemung County, 1890-1975, 1976, page 67
  4. ^ Orlando Sentinel, Gale H. Stalker, 96, November 7, 1985

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Gale H. Stalker (id: S000783)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Gale H. Stalker at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 37th congressional district

Succeeded by