The Stanford Quad, 1920 (Classic Reprint)

The Stanford Quad, 1920 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Stanford Quad, 1920 HE biography of the founder of the university now bear ing his name was one of trials and tribulations intermixed with success. Active in law, politics. Business, and always a figure of great strength in whatever community he lived, Leland Stanford has by his ac tions and strong personality left an unforgetable impression on all with whom he came in contact. Born in Watervliet, New York, on March 9, 1824, the future Governor of California acquired his early education at Cazenovia Academy. He determined upon law as a career, menu, mm mm, mm, and later resolved to seek his fortune in the West. Following his marriage with Jane Lathrop of Albany in 1850, he therefore moved to Wisconsin and later to California, Where he established himself in a general mer chandise store at Michigan Bluff in El Dorado County. From there he moved to Sacramento, where he resumed his law practice, and became prominent in local Republican politics. In 1862 he was elected Governor of the State and aided materially in keeping California firmly attached to the Union. After a strenuous business career he moved to Palo Alto, remaining there until his death, June 21, 1893. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 566 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 29mm | 748g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243137680
  • 9780243137688