Definition of Stanford, A. Leland in US English:

Stanford, A. Leland

proper noun

  • (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.


Stanford, A. Leland