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Dr David Starr Jordan

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Dr David Starr Jordan

Birth
Gainesville, Wyoming County, New York, USA
Death 19 Sep 1931 (aged 80)
Stanford, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Memorial ID 111602973 View Source

Born 1851, in Gainesville, New York father, Hiram Jordan. His mother had great admiration for the writings of Unitarian and Universalist minister, Thomas Starr King and named him in his honor.
1885, at the age of thirty-four, Jordan was elected the seventh president of Indiana University, becoming one of only two scientists presiding over an American university, and the youngest college president in the nation
In the spring of 1891, the former California Senator Leland Stanford recruited David Starr Jordan to be the first president of Stanford University.


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