George Washington Gale, American clergyman, educator.
Gale, George Washington was born on December 3, 1789 in Stanford, New York, United States. Son of Josiah and Rachel (Mead) Gale.
Graduate Union College, 1814, Princeton Tbeol. Seminary, 1819.
Ordained by Presbytery of St. Laurence, 1819. Principal founder, head Oneida Institute, Whitesboro, New York (where 1st college students payed for instruction by doing manual labor) 1827-1844. A founder Town of Galesburg, (Illinois), 1st pastor local church.
A founder Knox College, 1837, trustee, 1837-1861, acting professor langs., 1837-1842, professor moral philosophy and belles-lettres, 1843-1857.
Married Harriet Selden, 1820. Married second, Esther Williams, 1841.