Moments in History: Leland Stanford, 1824-1893 Jane Stanford, 1828-1905

Leland Stanford was born into a well-off farming family in New York state. After passing his bar exam in 1848, he moved to Wisconsin to practice law. In 1850, he married Jane Lathrop of Albany, New York. After three years in Wisconsin, Leland moved to California, where his brothers had already found success as merchants.
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