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Leland Stanford
  • Name: Leland Stanford
  • Born: 03/09/1824
  • Died: 06/21/1893 (69 years old)
  • Profession: Businessman, politician

Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824? June 21, 1893) was an American industrialist and politician. He is the founder (with his wife, Jane Lathrop) of Stanford University. Migrating to California from New York at the time of the Gold Rush, he became a successful merchant and wholesaler, and continued to build his business empire. He spent one two-year term as Governor of California after his election in 1861, and later eight years as a United States Senator. As president of Central Pacific Railroad, beginning in 1861, and later Southern Pacific, he had tremendous power in the region and a lasting impact on California. He is widely considered a robber baron.

Birth Name: Amasa Leland Stanford

School: Cazenovia Seminary

Alias: Amasa Leland Stanford

Birth Place: Watervliet, New York

Death Place: Palo Alto, California

Source: Wikipedia

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