Leland Stanford

Leland Stanford


Significant Facts

Born: March 9, 1824 in Watervliet, New York
Died: June 21, 1893 in Palo Alto, California
Married: Jane Lathrop on September 30, 1850 in Albany, NY
Political Party: Republican


Father: Josiah Stanford
Mother: Elizabeth Phillips
Wife: Jane Lathrop
Children: Leland Stanford, Jr.

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Did You Know?

  • Leland Stanford was the first Republican Governor of California
  • Stanford had a great interest in photography. He sponsored the publication of “The Horse in Motion,” by Eadweard A. Muybridge




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