Tracy Irwin Storer, son of Frank and Olietta (McDowell) Storer, was born 17 August 1889 in San Francisco, California, and died in Davis 25 June 1973.

He received his BA (1912), MS (1913), and PhD (1924) from the University of California, Berkeley. He was the assistant curator of birds and field naturalist at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Berkeley, California, from 1914 to 1923, when he came to the University of California at Davis.

He and his wife, Ruth Risdon Storer, endowed the Tracy and Ruth Storer Lectureship in the Life Sciences for the Davis campus. Storer Hall is named after him.