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Gale Schisler Edit Profile

also known as Darwin Gale Schisler

United States representative , politician , member of the Illinois House of Representatives

Gale Schisler, Former United States Representative from Illinois.


Schisler, Gale was born on March 2, 1933 in St Augustine, Illinois, United States.


Born on a farm in Knox County, Illinois, he graduated from Abingdon High School in 1952, served in the United States Air Force from 1952–1955, and graduated from Western Illinois University in 1959.


In 1964, the Democrats in Illinois' 19th Congressional District had no candidate in the primary for U.S. representative. In the November election, he defeated incumbent Robert T. McLoskey. In 1965, the state courts remapped the 19th district in a way which inadvertently favored Republicans, and Schisler narrowly lost his 1966 reelection bid to Tom Railsback.

In 1967, Schisler was appointed by governor Otto Kerner, Jr. to be head of the Illinois Office of Intergovernmental Cooperation. He was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1968 and was a member until 1980. Schisler currently lives in London Mills, Illinois.


Married Gloria Waller, 1980. Children: Tamara, Kurt, Kimberly, Jill.

Gloria Waller

Tamara Schisler

Kurt Schisler

Kimberly Schisler

Jill Schisler