The Stanford Quad, 1920 (Classic Reprint) by Stanford UniversityThe Stanford Quad, 1920 (Classic Reprint) by Stanford University

The Stanford Quad, 1920 (Classic Reprint)

byStanford University

Paperback | November 26, 2018

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Excerpt from The Stanford Quad, 1920

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, 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.

To quote Dr. Jordan: In person he was of massive build and rather slow spoken, but extremely direct and earnest, with a considerable fund of dry humor and a rare smile which fairly illuminated his other wise impassive face. Broad-minded and long-headed, he was a keen observer of human nature, though withal sympathetic and benevolent; I have never heard him speak in bitter terms of any Opponent. In the words of his secretary, Herbert C. Nash, 'he was active when other men were idle; he was generous when other men were grasping; he was loftv when other men were base.'

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Title:The Stanford Quad, 1920 (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:568 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.15 inPublished:November 26, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0243137680

ISBN - 13:9780243137688

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