Leland Stanford Check - Bank of California - SOLDInv# AG1102 Check
Leland Stanford (1824-1893), Railroad Builder. Admitted to the bar in New York in 1848, he began practice but later followed his brothers to California in 1852 and had some success in merchandising. He was elected California Governor in 1861. His success was due to his personal popularity and to his strong Union and Republican convictions. Of course, his real claim to fame was his approval of several public grants to the transcontinental railroad-the enterprise which brought him wealth and upon which his reputation chiefly rests. In the financing of the transcontinental railroad, he was part of the "BIG FOUR" along with Colis P. Huntington, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins. He became President of the Central Pacific and the Southern Pacific. With his great wealth, he founded Leland Stanford University in 1885. In the same year, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. $500 signed Check on THE BANK OF CALIFORNIA, 1875, attractive orange imprinted revenue. This great check has an exceptional signature and is in Excellent Condition. A nice portrait of Stanford is included. Extremely Rare! VERY IMPORTANT! SOLD
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