Gale H. Stalker

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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 by Lewis Henry
Succeeded by W. Sterling Cole
Personal details
Born Gale Hamilton Stalker
(1889-11-07)November 7, 1889
Long Eddy, Sullivan County, New York
Died November 4, 1985(1985-11-04) (aged 95)
Palm Beach, Florida
Resting place Hillside Cemetery, Ormond Beach, Florida
Political party Republican
Alma mater Lackawanna College
Profession Banker

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 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

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lewis Henry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 37th congressional district

Succeeded by
W. Sterling Cole