Jane Stanford

“There is only one failure for you and that is not to be true to the best you know.”

August 25, 1828
February 28, 1905
Birth Place
Albany, New York, United States of America
Current Place
Honolulu, United States of America


Jane Lathrop Stanford was the co-founder of Stanford University together with her husband, Leland Stanford. They founded the university in 1891 as a memorial to their only child, Leland Stanford Jr. After her husband's death in 1893, she funded and operated the university almost single-handedly until her death in 1905.

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