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William James GALLAGHER

(1875-1946)

GALLAGHER, William James, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., May 13, 1875; attended the public schools, and was graduated from North High School in 1894; engaged as an editorial employee and proofreader in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1895 and 1896; moved to Spokane, Wash., in 1897 and continued his former pursuits with a labor journal until 1899; returned to Minneapolis, Minn., and engaged as a trucker and clerk in freight houses until 1919; employed as a street sweeper for Hennepin County 1919-1927 and for the city of Minneapolis, Minn., from 1927 until his retirement in 1942; was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress and served from January 3, 1945, until his death; had been renominated to the Eightieth Congress in 1946; died in a hospital at Rochester, Minn., August 13, 1946; interment in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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