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us: Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905


  • [Jane Lathrop Stanford, wife of California businessman and politician Leland Stanford and co-founder of Stanford University, was born Jane Elizabeth Lathrop on August 25, 1828, in Albany, New York. She moved to California in 1855. Following her husband's death in 1893, Jane L. Stanford focused her financial resources on the development of Stanford University and was actively involved in its management. She died on February 28, 1905, in Honolulu, Hawaii.]

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    • us: Stanford, Leland, Mrs., 1828-1905
    • us: Stanford, Jennie, 1828-1905
    • us: Lathrop, Jane Elizabeth, 1828-1905
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    • found: Her Address, 1902.
    • found: Stanford University Web site, 2 Jan. 2013: About Stanford (Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University; opened its doors in 1891) History, etc. (Jane L. Stanford; "Jennie"; Jane Elizabeth Lathrop was born August 25, 1828, in Albany, New York; married Leland Stanford on September 30, 1850; in late 1855, she moved to Sacramento, California; in 1861, Leland Stanford became president of the Central Pacific Railroad and governor of California; Jan. 28, 1885, Leland Stanford elected U.S. senator from California; the Stanfords built mansion on Nob Hill in San Francisco; Leland Stanford purchased signficant acreage in northern California; the Stanfords decided to found a university and a museum to memorialize their only son, Leland, Jr.; following husband's death in 1893, Jane Stanford focused her financial resources on the completion of the university's physical plant, continued active involvement in other areas of the university's operation; member, then president of Board of Trustees, 1903; died on February 28, 1905, in Honolulu)
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    • [Jane Lathrop Stanford, wife of California businessman and politician Leland Stanford and co-founder of Stanford University, was born Jane Elizabeth Lathrop on August 25, 1828, in Albany, New York. She moved to California in 1855. Following her husband's death in 1893, Jane L. Stanford focused her financial resources on the development of Stanford University and was actively involved in its management. She died on February 28, 1905, in Honolulu, Hawaii.]
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