Duane L. C. M. Galles, Esq.
Duane L.C.M. Galles, son of
Galles and his wife Nettie Mealman is a native of Adrian,
holds degrees from
George Washington University
William Mitchell College of Law
University of Ottawa
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
* National Society of Sons of the American Colonists
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (Honorary
* Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and
* 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
* Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
* Flagon and Trencher
* Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
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
* Order of Founders and Patriots of America (former
* Order of Indian Wars of the United States (former
* Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
Society of the Descendants of Washington’s
Army at Valley Forge
* General Society of the War of 1812(former President of
* Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench
The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of
Knight of Malta
* Order of the Holy Sepulchre (Knight Commander with Star)
* Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
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
Motto: SPERAVIMUS SPERABIMUS
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
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
Development of Ecclesiastical Legislation
(JCD dissertation, 2003,
Saint Paul University, Ottawa.
“On the Sail of a Windmill,” Heraldry in Canada
“The Washington Arms Today,” The Coat of Arms
“’Priestless’ Sunday Liturgies and the Church Musician,”
“The Question of the Choral Sanctus After Vatican II: A
Opinion,” Sacred Music (Fall, 2000).
“Roman Catholic Missionary Prelates,” Ecclesiastical
Law Journal (January,
“American Augmentations of Arms,” The Double
“Virgins and Vespers,” Sacred Music
(Summer, Fall, 1998).
“The Dress and Address of Deacons,” Homiletic and
”The Art of Basilica Making,” Sacred Music
“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
Music, (Fall, Winter, Spring, 1995).
“Deacons and Church Music,” Sacred Music (Winter,
“The Heraldry of Sacred Music,” Sacred Music
(Summer, 1993, Fall, 1993,
Winter, 1993, Spring 1994).
“The Church’s Sacramental Registers,” Homiletic and
”Music for the Collegiate Church, Yesterday and Today,”
”Inaugurating a New Basilica,” Sacred Music
”Abandoned Personal Property in Rental Units: What’s a
Landlord to Do?”
The Hennepin Lawyer (January-February,
”Concerts in Church: A Canonical Opinion,” Sacred
Music (Spring, 1991).
“Statutory Profile: Minnesota’s Unclaimed Property Law,”
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.
Schuler (Saint Paul, MN, 1990).
”Music for the Basilica,” Sacred Music
“A Southern Call to Arms: An Armorial Compact to Revive
the Office of
Carolina Herald,” William Mitchell Law Review
“The Basilica after Vatican II,” Homiletic and
Pastoral Review (October,
“Church Music and Private Chapels,” Sacred Music
”Anglican Use Sacred Music,” Sacred Music
“The Civil Law,” The Jurist (Summer, 1989).
“Concerts in Church,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review
“Unclaimed Property Law and Probate Lawyers,” Bench
and Bar of
Minnesota (July, 1988).
“Canonesses and Plainchant,” Sacred Music
“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
“Nobbe Family Arms: Noble Simplicity of a Middle European
in Canada (December, 1999), pp.
“Papal Armory—A Brief History,” Heraldry in Canada
“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
Benedictine Review (December, 1992), pp.
“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
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.
Story Behind the SAR Badge,” SAR Magazine
(Spring, 1980), p. 18
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
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