Duane L.C.M. Galles, Esq.

      HSC Honorary Member


Duane L. C. M. Galles, Esq.

Duane L.C.M. Galles, son of Lester Galles and his wife Nettie Mealman is a native of Adrian, Minnesota.  Mr. Galles holds degrees from George Washington University (B.A.),  William Mitchell College of Law (J.D.), University of Ottawa (Ph.D.) and Saint Paul University, Ottawa. (J.C.D.).  He has a distinguished career as an attorney, counselor-at-law and canonist.  Mr. Galles was called to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota in 1977, and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1981.

* National Gavel Society
* Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York
* Colonial Order of the Acorn
* Colonial Society of Pennsylvania
* Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Wisconsin
* Veteran Corps of Artillery in the State of New York
* National Society Sons of Colonial New England (Honorary Governor
* National Society of Sons of the American Colonists (Honorary Governor
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (Honorary President General)
* Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirugiens (Honorary
   President General)
* National Society Sons of the American Revolution (recipient of the Minute
   Man Award; former Vice President General, North Central District
* General Society Sons of the Revolution (former Vice President General)
* Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
* Flagon and Trencher
* Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors (former
   Corresponding Secretary General)
* Jamestowne Society
* Military Society of the War of 1812
* National Order of the Blue and Gray (Commanding General)
* National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
* National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (former Editor
* Order of Founders and Patriots of America (former Treasurer General
* Order of Indian Wars of the United States (former Recorder)
* Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy (former Chancellor
Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge
* General Society of the War of 1812(former President of the Minnesota
* Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar

Chivalric Orders

* The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
   (Officer Brother)
Knight of Malta
* Order of the Holy Sepulchre (Knight Commander with Star)
* Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George (Knight)


Duane Leroy Charles Mealman Galles

Arms: Barry wavy of six Azure and Argent a cock Gules crested, beaked, jellopped and armed Or a bordure of the Last for difference.

Crest: A tower Sable masoned Argent window and port of the Last surmounted by a star of six points also of the Last.


Matriculated: The Court of the Lord Lyon, 6th February 1995. Lyon Register volume 74, folio 24.

The arms were granted to Mr. Galles' father without the bordure by Don Vincente de Cadenas y Vicent, Chronicler King of Arms of Spain.



"The Arms of Two Ladies: Recent Grant by Canada Herald and the Chief
     Herald of Ireland, Heraldry in Canada (2006), pp. 73-93.
“A Prince Edward Islander, a Basilica, and its Arms,” Heraldry in Canada
     (Summer, 2005), pp. 24-29.
Res pretiosa as the Church’s Cultural Property: The Origin and
      Development of Ecclesiastical Legislation
(JCD dissertation, 2003,
     Saint Paul University, Ottawa.
“On the Sail of a Windmill,” Heraldry in Canada (Fall, 2003).
“The Washington Arms Today,” The Coat of Arms (Spring, 2003)
“’Priestless’ Sunday Liturgies and the Church Musician,” Sacred Music
     (Winter, 2001)
“The Question of the Choral Sanctus After Vatican II: A Canon Lawyer’s
     Opinion,” Sacred Music (Fall, 2000).
“Roman Catholic Missionary Prelates,” Ecclesiastical Law Journal (January,
American Augmentations of Arms,The Double Treasure (1998).
Virgins and Vespers,” Sacred Music (Summer, Fall, 1998).
“The Dress and Address of Deacons,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review
(August-September, 1997).
”The Art of Basilica Making,” Sacred Music (Winter, 1997).
“The Hispanic Musical Presence in the New Evangelization on the United
     States,” Sacred Music (Summer,1997).
“Baltimore’s Failed Bid for the American Primacy, Sacred Music (Fall, 1996).
“Musical Monsignori: Or, Milords of Music Honoured by the Pope,” Sacred
, (Fall, Winter, Spring, 1995).
“Deacons and Church Music,” Sacred Music (Winter, 1994).
“The Heraldry of Sacred Music,” Sacred Music (Summer, 1993, Fall, 1993,
     Winter, 1993, Spring 1994).
“The Church’s Sacramental Registers,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review
December, 1992).
”Music for the Collegiate Church, Yesterday and Today,” Sacred Music
     (Spring, 1992).
”Inaugurating a New Basilica,” Sacred Music (Fall, 1991).
”Abandoned Personal Property in Rental Units: What’s a Landlord to Do?”
      The Hennepin Lawyer
(January-February, 1992).
”Concerts in Church:  A Canonical Opinion,” Sacred Music (Spring, 1991).
“Statutory Profile: Minnesota’s Unclaimed Property Law,” Hamline Journal
      of Public Law and Policy
(Fall, 1990).
”The Benedictine Basilica and the Latin Liturgy,” in Cum Angelis Canere: 
      Studies in Sacred Music and Pastoral Liturgy in Honour of Richard J.
(Saint Paul, MN, 1990).
”Music for the Basilica,” Sacred Music (Summer, 1990).
“A Southern Call to Arms: An Armorial Compact to Revive the Office of
     Carolina Herald,William Mitchell Law Review (Fall, 1990).
“The Basilica after Vatican II,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (October,
“Church Music and Private Chapels,” Sacred Music (Winter, 1989).
”Anglican Use Sacred Music,” Sacred Music (Spring, 1989).
“The Civil Law,” The Jurist (Summer, 1989).
“Concerts in Church,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (November 1988).
“Unclaimed Property Law and Probate Lawyers,” Bench and Bar of
(July, 1988).
“Canonesses and Plainchant,” Sacred Music (Spring, 1987).
“Liturgical Abuse and the Church Musician,” Sacred Music (Summer, Fall,

 “Native Indians in Heraldry,” Heraldry in Canada (Winter, 2002), pp. 20-
     23, (Summer, 2002), p. 18, (Fall, 2002), pp. 13-14, (Winter, 2003), pp.
“A Vice-regal Armorial and the Order of Manitoba,” Heraldry in Canada
     (Summer, 2001), 9-10.
”New Arms for Saint George,” Heraldry in Canada (June, 2000).
“Nobbe Family Arms: Noble Simplicity of a Middle European Kind,” Heraldry
      in Canada
(December, 1999), pp. 10-15.
“Papal Armory—A Brief History,” Heraldry in Canada (September, 1997),
     pp. 6-15.
“Some Canadian Badges,” The Coat of Arms (Spring, 1997), pp. 28-36.
“Camels in Heraldry,” The Coat of Arms (Winter, 1995), pp. 167-168.
 “Armorial Ensigns of Catholic Missionary Prelates,” The Coat of Arms
     (Winter, 1994), pp. 107-111.
“The Equestrian Order of Loreto,” The Coat of Arms (Spring, 1994), pp.
“American Orders of Chivalry,” The Coat of Arms (Spring, 1993), pp. 2-13.
“The Reform of American Ecclesiastical Heraldry Revisited,” American
      Benedictine Review
(December, 1992), pp. 414-428.
“Armorial Ensigns for Shrines,” Heraldry in Canada (Spring, 1992), 27-29.
“A Lawyer‘s Crest for America: Some Thoughts on its British Sources and
     Significance,” The Coat of Arms (Spring, 1992), pp. 222-224.
“Heraldry in the International Law of War,” The Coat of Arms (Spring,
     1991), pp. 2-6.
“Heraldry’s Keys,” Heraldry in Canada (December, 1990), pp. 33-35.
“Pilgrims in History and Heraldry,” The Coat of Arms (Spring, 1989),
pp. 2-8.
“The Order of Saint Cecilia,” Sacred Music (Fall, 1988), pp. 7-9.
“Founders and Patriots Heraldry,” Order of Founders and Patriots Bulletin
     (Spring, 1988), pp. 11-15.
“Augmentations of Honour and the War of 1812,” Heraldry in Canada
     (September, 1987), pp. 8-13.
“Heraldry and the Diaconate,” Heraldry in Canada
(March, 1987), pp. 11-13.
“American Heraldic Authority,” Heraldry in Canada (Fall, 1986), pp. 30-31.
“Papal Musical Knights,” Sacred Music (Summer, 1985), pp. 13-19.
“The Story Behind the SAR Badge,” SAR Magazine (Spring, 1980), p. 18

Other Notes
Mr. Galles was named a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and holds membership in the Army and Navy Club of Washington. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and a member of the Heraldry Society of London; the Heraldry Society of Scotland; the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada; the Canon Law Society of America; the Canon Law Society of America of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as an associate member of the Académie internationale d’heraldique.

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