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Richard Pillsbury Gale

Richard Pillsbury Gale (October 30, 1900 – December 4, 1973) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota; born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota; attended the public schools of Minneapolis, The Blake School at Hopkins, Minnesota, 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 Minnesota House of Representatives in 1939 and 1940; member of the Mound School Board for eight years; trustee of Blake School at Hopkins; elected as a Republican to the 77th and 78th congresses, (January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the 79th 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; died in Minneapolis, December 4, 1973; interment in Lakewood Cemetery. His grandfather was John Sargent Pillsbury.[1]

Richard Pillsbury Gale
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byJohn G. Alexander
Succeeded byWilliam Gallagher
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1900-10-30)October 30, 1900
Minneapolis, Minnesota
DiedDecember 4, 1973(1973-12-04) (aged 73)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political partyRepublican
Alma materYale University


  • United States Congress. "Richard Pillsbury Gale (id: G000014)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John G. Alexander
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
William Gallagher