Wrong Jacob Stillman?

Last Updated 6/19/2005

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Employment History

Personal Physician  - Stanford University

Governor  - State of California Leland Stanford

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iB::Topic::Luce, Hadden, Davison, Davenport, Bush and TIME

New York Times, July 7, 1933.) Leland Stillman was one of the sons of Jacob D.B. Stillman, the personal physician of Stanford University's founder and the first Governor of the State of California Leland Stanford.

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ARTICLES: BARBER TRACT: A Notable Neighborhood

Jacob Davis Babcock Stillman, known as JDB, was a true California pioneer.He was a physician, born in Schenectady, New York in 1819.He came to California in 1849 via Cape Horn.He wrote an account of his journey, Seeking the Golden Fleece, the first of several books about his travels.Stillman was a friend of and partners with Mark Hopkins, Charles Crocker, and James Flood.

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The California Gold Rush

A generation after returning to his Baltimore practice, a physician, Jacob Stillman, attempted to track down the Argonauts he had sailed with to the Eldorado of '49.
He found that a fifth had died prospecting, a fifth had stayed on in California, and most had returned east. Uprooting himself once again, Stillman returned to settle in California, "cherishing the hopes that made radiant the morning of our lives."

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