Gordon A. Gallup, Lincoln, died on March 26, 2014. He was born March 9, 1927 in St. Louis, Mo. to Merle and Eudora Gallup. He was a WWII Navy veteran. Gordon received his Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Kansas in 1963 and did post-doctoral research at Purdue University. In 1955 he came to UN-L, becoming full professor in 1964. In 1993 he retired from teaching and since then has spent time as a courtesy research professor with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UN-L.
His research interests over the years include infrared spectroscopy and molecule vibrations, theory of molecular electronic structure, valence bond theory, electron scattering from atoms and molecules, and dissociative electron attachment. He has had over 130 articles published in 10-15 chemistry and physics journals, as well as articles in edited compendia and review books.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Grace (Gay) of Lincoln; daughter, Stephanie (Nels) Quinn, Rowlett, Texas, daughter-in-law, Linda Gallup, Austin, Texas and four grandchildren. He has six step-children, Douglas (Patricia), Craig (Janice) and Martin Druckenmiller, Terry Long, Jane Warne and Joy (Rodger) Baird. He has 11 step grandchildren and nine step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Georgine and his son, Michael.
Services will be held 11 am, Saturday, March 29, at the temporary Unitarian Church at 1333 N. 33rd St. Lincoln. Reception will follow immediately at Carriage Glen community room. In lieu of flowers, please give to a charity of donor's choice. Condolences, lincolnffc.com