(Amasa) Leland, 1824–93, U.S. railroad developer, politician, and philanthropist: governor of California 1861–63; senator 1885–93.
a male given name.
TB: Well, you are now at Stanford, which is the center of such high, high medical learning.
A Novel That’s the Best Medicine Tina Brown February 10, 2009
As an undergrad at Stanford, I was an English and Political Science double-major.
How I Write: Doug Dorst Noah Charney February 25, 2014
In 1917, a young psychologist at Stanford University did something strange: he tried to measure the IQs of dead people.
What is a Genius? Nick Romeo November 8, 2013
He has a twin brother, Jarron, who followed him from Harvard-Westlake not only to Stanford, but also to the NBA.
Meet Jason Collins, the First Gay Athlete in Major American Sports Kevin Fallon April 28, 2013
A mutual friend asked Taura to look after Hatoyama when he began his studies at Stanford.
Japan’s Maverick First Lady Lucy Birmingham September 24, 2009
But the earthquake put an end to the Stanford lectures in April, as the reader will learn more fully.
The Letters of William James, Vol. II William James
Stanford did much for Herbert Hoover; but so has he done much for Stanford.
Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
Stanford replied that they had done it because it was right.
The Nation’s Peril Anonymous
It was less simple getting to Stanford in those first days than it is now.
Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
Stanford has told me so much about you that I am in love with you already.
When A Man’s A Man Harold Bell Wright
Sir Charles (Villiers). 1852–1924, Anglo-Irish composer and conductor, who as a teacher at the Royal College of Music had much influence on the succeeding generation of composers: noted esp for his church music, oratorios, and cantatas
Alfred Lothar [ahl-freyt loh-tahr,, loh-tahr] /ˈɑl freɪt ˈloʊ tɑr,, loʊˈtɑr/ (Show IPA), 1880–1930, German meteorologist and geophysicist: originated theory of continental drift. Historical Examples Thorpe alludes in a note to a German poem by Wegener, which I have not seen. The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland Romantic student clubs at Lutter’s and Wegener’s […]
Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de [al-fawns ma-ree lwee duh pra duh] /alˈfɔ̃s maˈri lwi də pra də/ (Show IPA), 1790–1869, French poet, historian, and statesman. Historical Examples Lamartine was then so popular that he might have saved the situation. My Autobiography F. Max Mller Lamartine grew rapidly in public estimation, because he was a […]
Alfred (“Alf”) Mossman [maws-muh n,, mos-] /ˈmɔs mən,, ˈmɒs-/ (Show IPA), 1887–1987, U.S. politician. Contemporary Examples Enter ghost writer Landon Parvin—the go-to guy for political mirth. How Funny Is Obama? Sandra McElwaine January 29, 2009 Landon Wilson, a U.S. Navy cryptologic technician, returned from Afghanistan in 2013 to a promotion for good work. Yes to […]
Adrien Marie [a-dree-an ma-ree] /a driˈɛ̃ maˈri/ (Show IPA), 1752–1833, French mathematician. Historical Examples Always more ready to strike than to speak, Legendre’s gesture crushed before he spoke. History of the Girondists, Volume I Alphonse de Lamartine Legendre, the great French mathematician, died during this year. A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year […]