Garland Allen Death, Obituary – Everyone who has received the news has been taken aback by the tragic and unwelcome information that Garland Allen has passed away. This is news that comes as a complete surprise to everyone. When Arizona State University took over the editorial office of the Journal of the History of Biology and I got my first paid history of science job as an undergraduate editorial assistant for the journal, that is when I first got to know him.
He was the editor-in-chief of the journal until Arizona State University took it over. Before Arizona State University took over the publication, he served as the journal’s editor-in-chief for many years. He held the position of editor-in-chief of the journal for a considerable amount of time before Arizona State University gained control of the publication. When I told him that I was interested in working in that field, he was one of the persons who encouraged me to get a degree in the history of science and work in that field.
He pushed me to do so. Since then, we’ve developed a strong friendship (shared an office with Marie Glitz and got to see an article by a young Nathaniel Comfort through the editorial process). Gar, who was also one of the journal’s editors, directed the work that I did to earn my undergraduate honors degree. He was responsible for the work that I accomplished. This work was carried out in conjunction with Jane Maienschein, who served in the role of academic advisor to me.
In addition to that, Gar was a member of the editorial staff of the publication. They shared equal responsibilities for both the publication of the journal and the articles that were included in it. He was a man known for his extraordinary generosity and kindness, and he shared some amazing stories about the relationship between poetry and socialism. He was also able to regale us with a plethora of amusing anecdotes, which was an added bonus. I was aware that he would be at the bar at HSS, and I was pleased about the idea of catching as many of our encounters as I could there. I hoped that I would see him there.