Interview, Shannon Gallagher

September 29, 2018

Shannon Gallagher was born in Rochester, New York, in 1969, alongside his twin sister. Both of his parents were from Rochester. His father worked as a mailman and his mother worked as an administrative assistant. He attended Catholic school until sixth grade, after which he attended John C. Wilson High School until eighth grade. He completed his high school education at Jefferson High School, though he did not officially graduate from there. He began working in local libraries when he was 18 and continued to do so until he was 27. He moved away from Rochester for a few years to live in Ithaca, New York, but returned and bought a house a few blocks from where he grew up.

In this interview, Shannon Gallagher discusses the neighborhood he grew up in, playing sports, and his education. He explains how he became interested in politics, his work in libraries, and how he views Rochester. He also discusses music, his parents, and memories of growing up in Rochester.

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