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Leland Stanford

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Ex – California governor who founded what became Stanford College or university. He was leader of both Southern Pacific and Central Pacific railroads. He applied rules in Wisconsin. His college or university began on 650 acres in Rancho San Francisquito. He added to the business from the California Republican Party in 1856. He wedded Jane Elizabeth Lathrop, the girl of a town product owner. They founded Stanford College or university in the storage of their past due boy Leland Stanford Jr. His university’s first accepted student was potential president of america Herbert Hoover.

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Full Name Leland Stanford
Date Of Birth March 9, 1824
Died June 21, 1893, Palo Alto, California, United States
Place Of Birth Watervilet, NY
Profession Entrepreneur
Education Cazenovia Seminary, Cazenovia College
Nationality American
Spouse Jane Stanford
Children Leland Stanford Jr.
Parents Elizabeth Phillips Stanford, Josiah Stanford
Siblings Thomas Welton Stanford
Movies Sallie Gardner at a Gallop
Star Sign Pisces

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Sallie Gardner at a Gallop1878Short producer

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