As a business executive, he was one of the first
business pioneers in the restoration of Victorian homes in what later became the Capitol Hill Historic District for nearly
twenty years. He was the owner of Victorian Properties on Capitol Hill for over twenty years.
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He has served on five endowment boards, and is active in civic and social affairs, including historic
preservation, theatrical, Italian, and church organizations. He previously served on the governing board of the US Food
His hobbies include reading, historic preservation, bridge, swimming and bicycling. He is an avid
ballroom dancer. He is an army veteran.
He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and did further
doctoral work in monetary economics.
He has lived in the Capitol Hill Historic District (Eastern Market) in Washington, DC for 40 years. He
is married to Susan Flaum Hesser. a Virginia business woman.
His son, Thomas Augustus Gallo, a 2005 graduate of St. John's College, Annapolis, MD is a businessman
in Washington, DC. Tom is a manager and chief financial officer of
Capitol Hill's landmark, Fragers Hardware on Capitol Hill, and is currently working on his MBA John Hopkins University. Previously,
he was construction supervisor for two landmark H Street
sites: The Rock and Roll Hotel and
Sticky Rice Restaurant.