Donald Gale

Donald Gale


I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I was a high school athlete participating in football, wrestling and track (in football making All-League at offensive guard and All-Central District at defensive end during my senior year). I was drafted into the Army in 1966 and served two years active duty (four years reserve). My overseas tour of duty was South Korea. I married my high school sweetheart (a gorgeous cheerleader) in 1968 and I've loved her just as much and more every day since then. I enrolled at tOSU under the GI Bill and graduated with a BSBA in 1973 in the top 25% of my class. I have been a loyal football fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns for as long as I can remember. I have held numerous management positions throughout my business career while residing in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Texas and I currently live in Georgia. In November, my wife and I will celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary together. Apparently, she is still trying to pound down some of my lingering rough edges. After all these years together, you'd think I'd be damn near perfect by now. We don't have any children but we are currently owned by four marvelous cats.

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  • horatio nelson posted 1420 days ago

    horatio nelson

    Thank you for the kind words, Donald. You're obviously well liked and respected. That adds even more meaning to your sentiments.

    Go Buckeyes!

  • Ben Winoker posted 1964 days ago

    Ben Winoker

    Thank you. I can see how the comments could rub someone the wrong way, but if they look at the context, you can clearly see that no ill will was meant. The media can make anything look worse by taking things out of context if they feel like it, and I guess Gee looked like an easy target. OSU will miss having him around.

  • Joseph A Vance posted 2002 days ago

    Joseph A Vance

    Love the profile and thanks for the fan.I don't have many but I am a die hard Buckeye and I love college football and basketball

  • Marcelo Villa posted 2157 days ago

    Marcelo Villa

    Thanks so much for the reader praise, Donald. I truly appreciate it.

  • Marcus Rini posted 2159 days ago

    Marcus Rini

    You grew up in columbus but you like Michigan and Michigan St. as well as OSU? Interesting...

  • Alex Callos posted 2178 days ago

    Alex Callos

    Thanks for the praise Donald.

  • Michael Chung posted 2377 days ago

    Michael Chung

    Did you read my most recent interviews with Gigi Meyer and Cameron Burrows? Don't miss'em.

  • Roger Sager posted 2513 days ago

    Roger Sager


    First, a belated Happy 43rd. That kind of love and commitment (especially without the bond of children) grows ever rarer. Congratulations.

    Secondly, thank you for choosing my open letter to Dr. Erickson as a "favorite". I am brand new to this whole process and still unfamiliar with all involved, but appreciate your taking the time to note my piece.

    As an alum and avid fan of a school whose crimes hardly hold a candle to my own alma mater, I wish you a swift and non-controversial recovery.

    I've spent a few Saturdays in The Horseshoe and have always enjoyed my time in Columbus (regardless of game results).

    Go Bucks, beat Florida!

    Catch ya along the way,


  • Michael Chung posted 2526 days ago

    Michael Chung

    Donald, I would appreciate your insights on my latest article:

  • Bill Smith posted 2531 days ago

    Bill Smith

    Donald, Thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate it very much.