Leland Stanford

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Noun1.Leland Stanford - United States railroad executive and founder of Stanford University (1824-1893)Leland Stanford - United States railroad executive and founder of Stanford University (1824-1893)
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The knowledge that Leland Stanford Sr., the university's cofounder, was a railroad baron who made part of his fortune by dealing with Gold Rush miners, and had flip-flopping policies on immigrant labor, added to the complexity of the show.