American pioneerDied when: 74 years 228 days (895 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Joseph Goff Gale (April 29, 1807 – December 13, 1881) was an American pioneer, trapper, entrepreneur, and politician who contributed to the early settlement of the Oregon Country.
There he assisted in the construction of the first sailing vessel built in what would become the state of Oregon, sailed the ship to California to trade for cattle, and later served as one of three co-executives ("governors") in the Provisional Government of Oregon.
Originally a sailor, he also spent time in the fur trade, as a farmer, and a gold miner in the California Gold Rush.