Lynn W. Gallagher, retired project scientist and barley breeder at the University of California, Davis, died on Dec. 15, 2020. He was 77.
Gallagher was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County. He earned a B.A. in political science at UC Davis with his sights set on a law career. After his graduation, he joined the peace corps where he taught primary school for two years on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, before joining an agricultural project on the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya.