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Stanford, A. Leland

Syllabification: Stan·ford, A. Leland
Pronunciation: /ˈstanfərd
 
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Definition of Stanford, A. Leland in English:

( 1824–93), US railroad official and politician; full name Amasa Leland Stanford. He was governor of California 1861–63; a member of the US Senate 1885–93; promoter, financier, and director of two railroads, the Central Pacific and the Southern Pacific; and founder of Stanford University in 1885.

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