Born in East Berne, New York, Gallup received a limited schooling. In 1818 he married Eunice Smith, daughter of Capt. Amos Denison Smith and Priscilla Mitchell. (His ancestors and descendants are posted on the Berne Historical Project web site.) He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Albany. He served as sheriff of Albany County from 1831 to 1834.
Gallup was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1839). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress. He was appointed by President Polk collector of customs at Albany. He died in Providence, Rhode Island, November 5, 1851. He was interred in Swan Point Cemetery.
His daughter Caroline Gallup Reed was a noted educator.
- Spencer, Thomas E. (1998). Where They're Buried: A Directory Containing More Than Twenty Thousand Names of Notable Persons Buried in American Cemeteries, with Listings of Many Prominent People who Were Cremated. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 239.
- United States Congress. "Albert Gallup (id: G000028)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- "Albert Gallup". wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved 28 April 2012. This source gives his birthdate as January 20, 1796.\
- Albert Gallup at Find a Grave
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