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Gallup, George Horacelocked

(18 November 1901–26 July 1984)
  • Steven H. Chaffee

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Gallup, George Horace (18 November 1901–26 July 1984), public opinion polling expert, was born in Jefferson, Iowa, the son of George Henry Gallup, a land speculator, and Nettie Davenport. In high school he founded the school newspaper with money he earned managing a small dairy farm. At the State University of Iowa he was editor of the college newspaper and founder of Quill and Scroll, the national high school journalism honor society. After completing his B.A. in 1923, he became an instructor in the university’s newly formed school of journalism. He earned a master’s degree in 1925 and a Ph.D. in 1928, in applied psychology. Gallup married Ophelia Smith Miller in 1925; they had three children....

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