Dateline: October 19, 2012
James “Jim” Gallagher was recently elected to the board of trustees for the Vermont Historical Society. Jim is a native of Lyndonville and a graduate of Lyndon Institute. He graduated from Tufts University and earned a law degree at the Cornell Law School. He received honorable discharges from the U.S. Air Force and the Vermont Air National Guard and has been employed by the law firm of Downs Rachlin Martin for over 40 years. Jim currently serves on the board of the Lyndon Institute, having served as president from 1994-2003. He also serves on the board of the Vermont Bar Foundation, the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Board of Corporators and is president of the Upright Steeple Society, a historic preservation organization committed to the preservation of a Greek Revival church building in Lyndon. Jim and his wife Susan have two sons, Patrick and Kevin. Jim enjoys fly fishing, gardening, and traveling, while he is learning to play the piano and speak Italian.