|74th Governor of New Hampshire|
January 4, 1979 – December 29, 1982
|Preceded by||Meldrim Thomson Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Vesta M. Roy (Acting)|
|Born||July 30, 1924|
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|Died||December 29, 1982 (aged 58)|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Hugh J. Gallen (July 30, 1924 – December 29, 1982) was an American automobile dealer and Democratic politician from Littleton, New Hampshire. After serving in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, he won two terms as Governor.
Gallen served as governor from 1979 until his death. Although twice elected for two-year terms as governor he was defeated in his bid for a third term in 1982. In November 1982 he became seriously ill due to a blood infection that required dialysis. Gallen, yielded his powers to State Senate President Vesta M. Roy, who became acting governor, died a few days before the inauguration of his successor, John H. Sununu.
|Party political offices|
| Democratic nominee for Governor of New Hampshire
1978, 1980, 1982
Meldrim Thomson Jr.
| Governor of New Hampshire
Vesta M. Roy
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