Crothers, George Edward, 1870-1957

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Judge and member of the Stanford Board of Trustees (1902-1912). He served as attorney to Jane Lathrop Stanford and was part donor of two graduate dormitories at Stanford University.

From the description of George E. Crothers papers, 1905-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510691

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Judge and member of the Stanford Board of Trustees (1902-1912). He served as attorney to Jane Lathrop Stanford and was part donor of two graduate dormitories at Stanford University.

  • 1870: Born (May 27), Wapello, Iowa; son of John and Margaret Jane (Fair) Crothers.
  • 1883: Family moved to San Jose, California. Crothers attends San Jose HighSchool.
  • 1895: Received A.B., Stanford University (in "Pioneer Class").
  • 1896: Received A.M. (in law), Stanford University. Admitted to California Bar.
  • 1897: Formed partnership With brother in San Francisco law practice.
  • 1898: Retained by Mrs. Jane Stanford to write amendment to California State Constitution for purpose of reducing tax burden on University.
  • 1899: Began serving as attorney in Fair Trust case (to 1902). Became president, General Alumni Association of Stanford University. Elected to membership, Golden Gate Commandery # 16, Masonic order. Received Order of Red Cross, Masonic order.
  • 1900: Received Order of Temple, Masonic order.
  • 1902: Became first alumnus to serve on Stanford Univ. Board of Trustees.
  • 1904: Formulated By-Laws & Rules of Order for board of trustees. Devised articles of faculty organization adopted by board of trustees, March 31, 1904
  • 1905: Acted as attorney for board of trustees on death of Jane Stanford. Recomnended establishment of Jewel Fund for acquisition of library books for Stanford University. As chairman, committee on medical education, brought about association of Cooper Medical College with Stanford University.
  • 1909: Became chairman, independent Republican movement, San Francisco. Represented Theodore Roosevelt in urging California Governor & legislators not to undertake land legislation against Orientals.
  • 1911: Married Elizabeth Mills (March 23). Became chairman, Board of Trustees, San Francisco State Normal School. (to 1921)
  • 1912: Became chairman, Republican County Committee (to 1913).
  • 1913: Appointed judge of Superior Court of San Francisco.
  • 1915: Elected to succeed himself on bench by highest vote ever accorded by San Francisco Bar Association.
  • 1916: Resigned as chairman of Republican County Committee.
  • 1919: Served as presiding judge of Superior Court.
  • 1920: Wife, Elizabeth, died (August 18).
  • 1921: Returned to active practice of law.
  • 1924: Made a summer tour of Europe.
  • 1932: Published article, "Outline of History of Founding of Stanford University".
  • 1933: Delivered speech, "Educational Ideals of Jane Lathrop Stanford"
  • 1946: Announced he would help to finance building of graduate dormitory for law students to be called "Crothers Hall"•
  • 1948: Completion and dedication of Crothers Hall.
  • 1951: Two new wings added to Crothers Hall.
  • 1953: Announced he would help to finance building of graduate dormitory for engineering students to be dedicated to his mother, Margaret Jane Fair Crothers, and to be called "Crothers Memorial Hall".
  • 1955: Completion and dedication of Crothers Memorial Hall.
  • 1957: Died, May 16.

Memberships: California Historical Society, American Law Institute, American Political Science Association, Schoolmaster's Club of California, Stanford Faculty Club, Commercial Club, Commonwealth Club, Marin Country Club, Pacific Union Club, University Club of San Francisco, Monterey Peninsula Country Club, American Historical Association, Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Phi, Burlingame Country Club, San Francisco Opera Guild, American Geographic Society.

Honorary trustee, San Francisco Boys Club.

Director, Western States Life Insurance Company.

Life trustee, Leland Stanford Junior Kindergarten Trust.

For further reference see Container # 13 for biographical data concerning George Crothers.

From the guide to the George E. Crothers papers, 1905-1957, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905. Jane Lathrop Stanford papers, 1860-1975. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Orrin Leslie Elliott papers, Bulk, 1891-1936 1860-1940, 1891-1936 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Stetson, John Walter, 1871-1919. John Walter Stetson papers, 1912. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn George E. Osborne papers, 1911-1977 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University Press archival book copies, 1900-2012 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn George E. Osborne papers, 1911-1977. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Registrar's Office. Stanford University, Registrar's Office, records, 1891-1955 (inclusive), 1891-1928 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford Oral History Project interviews, 1971-1995 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, Registrar's Office, records, 1891-1955, 1891-1928 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Orrin Leslie Elliott correspondence, 1892-1914 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Scrapbook of letters to George E. Crothers, 1946. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, President's Office, University fees records, 1906-1910 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gauld, Charles Anderson, 1911-. Charles Anderson Gauld miscellaneous papers, 1953-1957. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Charles Anderson Gauld papers, 1953-1957 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of Stanford University, papers, 1914-1951 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Scrapbook of letters to George E. Crothers, 1946 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Elliott, Orrin Leslie. Orrin Leslie Elliott correspondence, 1892-1914. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Edwards, Paul C. (Paul Carroll), 1882-1962. Paul C. Edwards papers, 1895-1986 (inclusive), 1912-1962 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. School of Engineering. Dean's Office. Stanford University, School of Engineering, Dean's Office records, 1915-1969 (inclusive), 1925-1955 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Leib, Samuel Franklin, 1848-1924. Samuel Franklin Leib papers, 1881-1920. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf George E. Crothers papers, 1905-1957 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, School of Engineering, Dean's Office, records, 1915-1969, 1925-1955 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Crothers, George Edward, 1870-1957. George E. Crothers papers, 1905-1957. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Paul C. Edwards papers, 1895-1986, 1912-1962 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. President's Office. Stanford University, President's Office, University fees correspondence, 1906-1910. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Crothers, George. The attitude of the United States administration to the World War in 1916. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949. Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of Stanford University, papers, 1914-1951. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Elliott, Orrin Leslie, 1860-1940. Orrin Leslie Elliott papers, 1891-1936. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Davis, Horace, 1831-1916. Horace Davis papers, 1865-1915. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Samuel Franklin Leib papers, 1881-1920 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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United States
China
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Monetary policy--United States
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Lawyers
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Birth 1870-05-27

Death 1957-05-16

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