Leland Stanford, Date of Birth, Date of Death

    

Leland Stanford

American politician and railroad tycoon

Date of Birth: 09-Mar-1824

Date of Death: 21-Jun-1893

Profession: businessperson, politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Leland Stanford

  • Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American industrialist and politician.
  • He is the founder (with his wife, Jane) 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.

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