Jane Stanford

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Jane Elizabeth Lathrop Stanford (August 25, 1828 – February 28, 1905) was a co-founder of Stanford University in 1885 (opened 1891) along with her husband, Leland Stanford, as a memorial to their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who died in 1884 at the age of 15.wikipedia
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Stanford University

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Jane Elizabeth Lathrop Stanford (August 25, 1828 – February 28, 1905) was a co-founder of Stanford University in 1885 (opened 1891) along with her husband, Leland Stanford, as a memorial to their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who died in 1884 at the age of 15.
The university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year.

Leland Stanford

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Jane Elizabeth Lathrop Stanford (August 25, 1828 – February 28, 1905) was a co-founder of Stanford University in 1885 (opened 1891) along with her husband, Leland Stanford, as a memorial to their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who died in 1884 at the age of 15. She married Leland Stanford on September 30, 1850, and went to live with him in Port Washington, Wisconsin, where he had practiced law since 1848.
Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, industrialist, politician, and the founder (with his wife, Jane) of Stanford University.

American Association of University Professors

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This case resulted in the American Association of University Professors' "Report on Academic Freedom and Tenure" of 1915, by Arthur Oncken Lovejoy and Edwin R. A. Seligman, and in the AAUP 1915 Declaration of Principles.
Ross's work criticizing the employment of Chinese laborers by the Southern Pacific Railroad, run by Stanford's founder Leland Stanford, led Leland's widow, Jane Stanford, to intervene and, over the objections of the president and the faculty, to succeed in getting Ross eventually dismissed.

Leland Stanford Jr.

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Jane Elizabeth Lathrop Stanford (August 25, 1828 – February 28, 1905) was a co-founder of Stanford University in 1885 (opened 1891) along with her husband, Leland Stanford, as a memorial to their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who died in 1884 at the age of 15. After the death of their only child Leland Stanford, Jr., in 1884 while on a trip in Italy, the elder Leland turned to his wife and said "The children of California shall be our children."
He was the only child of Governor Leland Stanford of California and his wife Jane Stanford (née Lathrop).

Edward Alsworth Ross

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She figured prominently in the issue of academic freedom when she sought and ultimately succeeded in having Stanford University economist Edward A. Ross fired for making speeches favoring Democrat William Jennings Bryan and favoring racism against Chinese American "coolies", outlining eugenics policies directed against Chinese people and other racial groups, and for his collectivist economic teachings.
In response, Jane Stanford called for his resignation.

Strychnine poisoning

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She died of strychnine poisoning while on the island of Oahu, in a room at the Moana Hotel.
Jane Stanford, co-founder of Stanford University and wife of California governor Leland Stanford, died from strychnine poisoning in 1905. Her last recorded words were "My jaws are stiff. This is a horrible death to die." Her murderer was never identified.

Stanford University Libraries

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The board of trustees confirmed this arrangement, and the Jewel Fund continues to add to the university's library collections.
But in 1905 Jane Stanford directed that after her death, her jewels should be sold and the funds used as a permanent endowment "to be used exclusively for the purchase of books and other publications."

David Starr Jordan

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This controversy was largely stoked by Stanford University President David Starr Jordan.
In March 1891, he was approached by Leland and Jane Stanford, who offered him the presidency of their about-to-open California university, Leland Stanford Junior University.

Stanford Mausoleum

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Stanford was buried alongside her husband Leland and their son at the Stanford family mausoleum on the Stanford campus.
The Stanford Mausoleum, located in the Northwest of the Stanford University campus in the Stanford University Arboretum, holds the remains of the university's namesake Leland Stanford, Jr. and his parents Leland and Jane Stanford.

Moana Hotel

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She died of strychnine poisoning while on the island of Oahu, in a room at the Moana Hotel.
In February 1905, Jane Stanford, co-founder of Stanford University, died of strychnine poisoning in a room at the Moana Hotel.

Palo Alto Unified School District

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Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School in the Palo Alto Unified School District was named after her in 1985.
It was named after Jane Stanford, the wife of Stanford University founder Leland Stanford.

Albany, New York

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Born Jane Elizabeth Lathrop in Albany, New York, she was the daughter of shopkeeper Dyer Lathrop and Jane Anne (Shields) Lathrop.

Albany Academy for Girls

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She attended The Albany Academy for Girls, the longest running girls' day school in the country.
Jane Stanford, co-founder of Stanford University alongside her husband Leland Stanford

Port Washington, Wisconsin

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She married Leland Stanford on September 30, 1850, and went to live with him in Port Washington, Wisconsin, where he had practiced law since 1848.

California Gold Rush

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Leland Stanford went to California to join his brothers in mercantile businesses related to the California Gold Rush, while Jane remained in Albany with her family.

San Francisco

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He returned in 1855, and the following year they moved to San Francisco, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits on a large scale.

Central Pacific Railroad

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Stanford was a cofounder of the Central Pacific Railroad, serving as its president from 1861 until his death in 1893.

Southern Pacific Transportation Company

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He was also president of the Southern Pacific Railroad from 1868 until ousted from the post by Collis Potter Huntington in 1890.

Collis Potter Huntington

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He was also president of the Southern Pacific Railroad from 1868 until ousted from the post by Collis Potter Huntington in 1890.

Governor of California

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Stanford also served as Governor of California from 1862 to 1863, and one of California's United States senators from 1885 until his death in 1893.

List of United States Senators from California

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Stanford also served as Governor of California from 1862 to 1863, and one of California's United States senators from 1885 until his death in 1893.

Italy

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After the death of their only child Leland Stanford, Jr., in 1884 while on a trip in Italy, the elder Leland turned to his wife and said "The children of California shall be our children."

William Jennings Bryan

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She figured prominently in the issue of academic freedom when she sought and ultimately succeeded in having Stanford University economist Edward A. Ross fired for making speeches favoring Democrat William Jennings Bryan and favoring racism against Chinese American "coolies", outlining eugenics policies directed against Chinese people and other racial groups, and for his collectivist economic teachings.

Arthur Oncken Lovejoy

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This case resulted in the American Association of University Professors' "Report on Academic Freedom and Tenure" of 1915, by Arthur Oncken Lovejoy and Edwin R. A. Seligman, and in the AAUP 1915 Declaration of Principles.

London

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She traveled to London during 1897, the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, hoping to find a buyer for her rubies and other jewels to raise funds for the university; however, she was not able to sell them at that time.