The Stanford Gang

Leland Stanford

"One of the 'Big Four' who built California's Central Pacific Railroad, Leland Stanford brought a sweeping political influence to the partnership that insured this privately financed project all the advantages of public funding... During his tenure [as California governor], Stanford made no attempt to separate his political office from his private business interests. With Mark Hopkins, Collis Huntington and Charles Crocker, Stanford was one of the 'Big Four' planning to build the eastbound section of the transcontinental railroad, and his contribution to the partnership was to come in the form of political influence. As governor, Stanford kept his pledge, despite his responsibilities to the public, by helping to secure massive state investment and land grants for the railroad project." After his term ended in 1863, he was president of the Central Pacific until his death. "He was also a major stockholder in and longtime president of the Southern Pacific, as well as owner of many of the construction companies that did most of the actual railroad building. Later in the century, as public pressure mounted for government regulation of such monopolies, Stanford's political connections in California continued to keep his railroad business interests on track." The death of his son in 1884 induced him to found Stanford University. "In 1885, Stanford arranged for the California legislature to appoint him to the United States Senate, where he served without distinction but with pleasure until his death in 1893." (Leland Stanford (1824-1893). New Perspectives on the West. The West Film Project and WETA, 2001.) Huntington's fortune established the Collis P. Huntington Fund for Cancer Research, with the help of health fascist James Ewing.

Leland Stanford (1824-1893) / PBS

Leland Stanford was the first president of the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company. Directors were Leland Stanford, Samuel Levenson, H.F. Hastings (Vice President), Conrad Weil, B.F. Hastings, Newton Boot, E.B. Kenyon, Leonard Goss, P.H. Russell, J.H. Carroll, James Carolan, G.B. Moore, D.W. Earl, Robert Hamilton, and Robert Watt. Joseph M. Frey was Physician in Chief. Its office was in D.O. Mills' Building in Sacramento. (Display Ad. Placerville Mountain Democrat, May 30, 1868.)

The second year: Leland Stanford, President C.P. Railroad; Robert Watt, State Controller; Leonard Goss, Sacramento Iron Works; Samuel Lavenson, Merchant; P.H. Russell, Merchant; H.F. Hastings, Banker; J.H. Carroll, Merchant; Edgar Mills, Banker; Charles Crocker, Supt. C.P.R.R.; James Carolan, Merchant; B.F. Hastings, Banker; Newton Booth, Merchant; D.W. Earl, Forwarding Merchant; E.B. Kenyon, Capitalist. (Display Ad. Portland Morning Oregonian, Jun. 9, 1869.)

The Stillman Dynasty

Jacob D.B. Stillman

Jacob Davis Babcock Stillman (1819-1888) was Sen. Leland Stanford's personal physician, and was a partner of railroad magnate Mark Hopkins dating from their days on board the ship to California in 1849. J.D.B Stillman was born in Schenectady, NY, to a family of "strict Seventh Day Baptists." He is "credited with counseling Mrs. Stanford sufficiently so that after eighteen years of marriage, she bore a son, Leland Jr., in whose memory Stanford University was established by his father." The nature of this miraculous counseling is not specified. (J.D.B., by Eugene D. Ouellette. The Fortnightly Club of Redlands, California, Feb. 17, 2000. Link died

Children of Jacob D.B. Stillman / Stillman Genealogy Homepage

John Maxson Stillman

"The first person to occupy a post in the Chemistry Department was John Maxson Stillman, appointed professor in 1891. Stillman was born in New York City on April 14, 1852, but spent most of his early years in Sacramento and San Francisco. He graduated from the University of California in 1874. After two years of further study at the Universities of Strassburg and Wiirzburg, he returned to the University of California as an instructor in organic chemistry and general chemistry. In 1882, seeking better prospects than were presented to him at Berkeley, he accepted the position of chemist with the Boston and American Sugar Refining Companies in the city of Boston. The account of Stillman's appointment to Stanford is best told by one of his closest friends: 'When Stanford University was proposed by Senator and Mrs. Stanford and Doctor Jordan had been selected by them to put the institution into operation, Senator Stanford asked Doctor Jordan to look into the qualifications of one man and only one, for a position on the faculty of the university that was to be. That man was John M. Stillman, the son of his old-time friend, associated and family physician in Sacramento, Dr. J.D.B. Stillman.' Needless to say, following such a request from the founder, Jordan appointed Stillman, who remained in active service with the University until 1917 and died in 1924." (Chemistry at Stanford. Stanford University.)

Chemistry at Stanford / Stanford University (pdf)
Children of John Maxson Stillman PhD and Emma Rodolph

Edgar Stillman

Dr. Edgar Stillman (1883-1967), a diabetes specialist, graduated from Stanford in 1907 and got his MD at Johns Hopkins in 1911. "He worked with Dr. Donald D. Van Slyke on diabetes at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research until 1922, when he became a specialist in private practice." (Dr. Edgar Stillman, Diabetes Specialist. New York Times, Aug. 26, 1967.) He was a son of J.D.B.'s brother Alfred. (Children of Edgar Stillman, Doctor of Medicine, and Katharine Chase. Stillman Genealogy Homepage.)

Children of Edgar Stillman, Doctor of Medicine, and Katharine Chase / Stillman Genealogy Homepage

His cousin, Wilhelmus Mynderse Stillman, graduated from Yale in 1902. (Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1931-1932, pp. 190-191.)

Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale, 1931-1932 / Yale University Library (pdf, 311 pp)

Leland Stanford Stillman, Skull & Bones 1894

J.D.B. Stillman's son Leland S. Stillman (1870-1933) was a trust officer at Bankers Trust Company in New York City, "for many years." He was the father of Charles L. Stillman, a director and executive vice president of Time, Inc. from 1928 to 1971. (Leland S. Stillman. New York Times, July 7, 1933.)

Children of Leland Stanford Stillman and Ada Lombard Latimer / Stillman Genealogy Homepage

Thomas Edgar Stillman, Esquire

Thomas Edgar Stillman, Esquire, (1837-1906), of the law firm of Butler, Stillman & Hubbard, was the son of J.D.B.'s brother, Alfred. "One of the more notable commercial transactions that involved the firm was the founding of the Central Trust Company [the firm of Anthony N. Brady's financial mentor -cast]. In 1873 the directors of the New York Guaranty and Indemnity Company, in the business of lending money against collateral security, wanted to expand into other lines of business, but were prohibited from doing so by their restrictive charter. Until 1887, when New York finally passed a general incorporation law, every corporation had to come before the legislature and argue for the specific provisions they wanted in their charter, a time-consuming and expensive procedure that usually involved a great amount of political dealing with legislators. To avoid this morass, [William Allen] Butler searched for an inactive company that had a broader charter than the New York Guaranty and Indemnity Company. In 1875, Butler and ten other individuals purchased the charter of the inactive Central Trust Company for $10,000. This new company was recapitalized at $1,000,000, with most of the money being advanced by the New York Guaranty and Indemnity Company, which acquired the charter of the old company. The Central Trust Company was one of the largest clients of the Butler firm. In 1887, to facilitate daily contacts with the Central Trust Company, the firm moved to offices at 54 Wall Street, in the same building as the Company..." In 1888, Stillman and Hubbard were hired to manage the holdings of Mark Hopkins's widow, which became their full-time task, although they technically remained partners until 1896. (History of Thacher Proffitt.)

Children of Alfred Stillman / Stillman Genealogy Homepage
History of Thacher Proffitt / Thacher Proffitt

Thomas E. Stillman was a trustee of the Franklin Trust Company in 1898, along with Edwin Packard, president of the New York Guaranty & Indemnity Co, which had been reorganized as the Guaranty Trust; and Crowell Hadden, the grandfather of Time magazine co-founder Briton Hadden. In 1906, Wilhelmus Minderse and Edward S. Harkness were also on the board. (Display Ads. New York Times, Jan. 10, 1898 p. WFRQS8 and July 11, 1906 p. 10.)

Thomas E. Stillman's daughter, Mary Emma, married Edward Stephen Harkness (1874-1940), Standard Oil heir and son of the founder of the Commonwealth Fund. (Foundation History. The Commonwealth Fund.) Malcolm P. Aldrich, Skull & Bones, 1922, was vice president of the fund; Dean Sage, S&B 1897, of the law firm of Sage, Gray, Todd & Simms, witnessed the Jan. 13, 1938 will; and Philip W. Bunnell, S&B 1927, who was an usher at the wedding of Charles L. Stillman, was one of seven employees who received $50,000 bequests. Half of the estate went to the fund; one quarter of the rest to the Presbyterian Hospital; and the rest was divided between ten institutions, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University; and Harvard and Yale Universities. (Harkness Estate Left To Public; 78 Employes to Get $1,250,000. New York Times, Feb. 7, 1940.)

Children of Thomas Edgar Stillman, Esquire / Stillman Genealogy Homepage
Foundation History / The Commonwealth Fund

David Starr Jordan

"The Boy Who Smokes Cigarettes Need Not Be Anxious About His Future. He Has None." - David Starr Jordan

"The poster bearing the laconic advice of the biologist David Starr Jordan was probably issued about 1915." (In: Thank You For Not Smoking. The Hundred Year War Against the Cigarette, by Gordon L. Dillow. American Heritage Publishing Co., 1981.)

Jordan / UCSF-Legacy

Among the little vignettes in the anti-smoking screed, "The Boy and the Cigarette," is "The Cigarette Boy and the Employer," which states that, "In Chicago there is a large association of business men pledged not to employ any cigarette smoking boys, and business men in other parts of the country are following their example, on the ground that the average cigarette fiend is so inefficient and dishonest as to be not worth hiring," illustrated with a story from the Chicago Chronicle. (The Boy and the Cigarette. By H.Serling Pomeroy. A.M., M.D. Health-Education League, 1906, p. 13.) This group's directors included Milton J. Rosenau, future chairman of the department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at Harvard.

The Boy and the Cigarette, 1906 / UCSF-Legacy

Sen. Leland Stanford, who had just founded founded Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, invited Andrew Dickson White [Skull & Bones 1853] to be its first president. White declined the offer, and told Stanford to "Go to the University of Indiana, there you will find the president, an old student of mine, David Starr Jordan..." (Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White.)

White, Ch. 28 / Worldwide School

Jordan graduated from Cornell University in 1872; got his M.D. at Indiana Medical College in 1875; and his PhD at Northwestern Christian University (now Butler University) in 1878. He was the president of Indiana University from 1885-1891; President of Stanford University from 1891-1913, and its Chancellor until 1916.

Jordan bio / Evansville University

While at Indiana, Jordan was one of a number of influential figures who "lived in New Harmony or worked closely with those who did, or who made significant scientific visits to New Harmony." He wrote biographical sketches of Robert Owen, a founder of the commune.

New Harmony / Evansville University

"Reminiscing in later years, he said that the three figures who contributed most to his own development were Andrew Dickson White (president of Cornell University, where Jordan studied), Louis Agassiz, and Spencer Baird." (Jordan bio, Smithsonian Institute.)

Jordan bio / Smithsonian Institute

"Hitler and his henchmen victimized an entire continent and exterminated millions in his quest for a so-called 'Master Race.' But the concept of a white, blue-eyed master Nordic race didn't originate with Hitler. The idea was created in the United States, and cultivated in California, decades before Hitler came to power... Stanford president David Starr Jordan originated the notion of 'race and blood' in his 1902 racial epistle 'Blood of a Nation,' in which the university scholar declared that human qualities and conditions such as talent and poverty were passed through the blood." (The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics. By Edwin Black. History News Network, Nov. 24, 2003.)

Edwin Black / History News Network

Non-Smokers' Protective League of America

Jordan was one of the incorporating directors of the Non-Smokers' Protective League of America [sic] of New York City, 1911. Other directors included former Food and Drug Administrator Harvey W. Wiley, a native of Indiana; Winfield S. Hall, professor at Northwest University in California; William A. McKeever, professor, University of Kansas; and Thomas B. Stowell, Dean of the University of Southern California. John Harvey Kellogg, Superintendent of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, was a member of its Committee on the Deleterious Effect of Tobacco and Tobacco Smoke.

Non-Smokers' Protective League of America / Medicolegal

The Life Extension Institute

In 1913, Jordan and Harvey Wiley helped found the Life Extension Institute, which was headed by former President William H. Taft (S&B 1878) and Irving Fisher (S&B 1888).

Vernon Kellogg

Secretary of the National Research Council. After the Univesity of Kansas, Kellogg continued his studies in entomology at the University of Leipzig, and worked at Cornell. He established the Department of Zoology at newly-established Stanford University in 1894. He specialized in lice. Herbert Hoover was one of his students at Stanford, and Kellogg left Stanford in 1914 to join Hoover's "relief" work in Belgium and Northern Farnce. He was Permanent Secretary of the National Research Council from 1920 to 1931 (overseeing the distribution of millions of dollars in research funds), and then Secretary Emeritus. (Vernon Lyman Kellogg bio, Phthiraptera Central.)

Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1867-1937) / Phthiraptera Central

Kellog was a correspoindent of William Welch (S&B 1870) between 1924-30, and Simon Flexner between 1919-39. His wife Charlotte was Welch's correspondent from 1930-34. He co-authored a book on the work of anti-smoker Luther Burbank with anti-smoker David Starr Jordan.

Vernon Kellogg, Thomas Hunt Morgan and William H. Welch attended the dedication of the National Research Council in 1924, while Bishop Freeman delivered the invocation. Officers of the Carnegie Corporation and Rockefeller Foundation also attended. (The National Academy of Sciences: The First Hundred Years, 1863-1963. National Academy of Science, 1978.) In 1929, Kellogg, Morgan and Welch were members of the advisory committee of Yale University's Institute of Human Relations, along with Ray Lyman Wilbur, the Dean of Stanford's Medical School..

The National Academy of Sciences / National Academy Press

Kellogg was a member of the executive committee of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1922 to 1954. (Vernon Kellogg 1867 to 1937. By Vernon L. Kellogg. Kessinger Publishing, 2005.) In 1922, the Rockefeller Foundation gave Harvard University $2 million to establish the Harvard School of Public Health.

Vernon Kellogg 1867 to 1937 / Google Books

In 1924, Kellogg was a member of the administrative board of the Robert Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government, which became part of the Brookings Institution in 1927.

Guide to the Brookings Instiution Archives: 1987 / The Brookings Institution

In 1928, Mrs. Hugh Cumming, Mrs. Herbert Hoover, and Mrs. Vernon L. Kellogg escaped without injury when Mrs. Hoover drove their car off a bridge. (The Beaver Man. TIME March 26, 1928.)

TIME March 26, 1928 / CNN

Mrs. Vernon Kellogg, Lewis L. Strauss, and former IHR advisory committee member Frederic C. Walcott were directors of the Commission for Polish Relief, 1939-49. "Mrs. Kellogg was a zealous raiser of private contributions in the United States..." (Hoover Institution Archives.)

Hoover Institution Summary / A Forgotten (doc)

Ray Lyman Wilbur

Hoover at Stanford University: "Leland Stanford died in 1893 and his wife in 1905, while Hoover was still abroad making money. The principal figure on the campus was the president, David Starr Jordan. Hoover soon pushed him upstairs to the office of Chancellor, so that Hoover's old professor John Caspar Branner could become president. Then he decided that his old friend Ray Lyman Wilbur, Dean of the Medical School, should get the job; he held it until 1943. This started the argument as to whether Stanford should discard the Medical School, then in San Francisco. The argument was still raging when I arrived at Stanford." (Herbert Hoover and Stanford, by George H. Nash. Hoover Institution Press, 1999.)

Nash / Stanford University

In 1929, Wilbur was a member of the Advisory Committee of Yale's Institute of Human Relations, chaired by William Henry Welch, Skull & Bones 1870; along with Stanford's professor of psychology, Lewis M. Terman, and former professor Vernon Kellogg. He was also a director of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1929. He was a correspondent of Dr. William H. Welch, Skull & Bones 1870, from 1911-1931.

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover, Quaker, prohibitionist, and US President, was a member of the first class at Stanford University. While there, he was a political activist who led President Jordan to remark: "I wonder if I'm not presiding over a young Tammany Hall." Anti-smokers Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, the Hearst and Scripps-Howard newspapers; and Yale President James R. Angell were among Hoover's supporters. (The Beaver-Man. TIME magazine, March 26, 1928.)

TIME, 1928 / CNN

Frederick Emmons Terman

Terman was an instructor at Stanford University from 1925, and was Dean of the School of Engineering from the end of World War II until 1958. He encouraged Stanford graduates William Hewlett and David Packard to start their companies in the Palo Alto area, and persuaded the University to create the Stanford Industrial Park. This area became known as "Silicon Valley." (Frederick Emmons Terman 1900-1982, by Joseph M. Pettit. In: Memorial Tributes, National Academy of Engineering, Vol. 2. National Academy of Engineering, 1984.)

Frederick Emmons Terman / National Academy of Engineering

Terman's father, Lewis M. Terman, was professor of psychology at Stanford from 1921 to 1956. In 1929, he was a member of the Advisory Committee of Yale's Institute of Human Relations, chaired by William H. Welch, Skull & Bones 1870, along with Stanford University President Ray Lyman Wilbur, and former professor Vernon Kellogg.

Hewlett and Packard established their company in 1939, after David Packard left his job at GE. They got a $1000 grant from Sperry Gyroscope. The Disney Company was their first customers for their first product, an audio oscillator. (Hewlett-Packard Company Spotlight, by Carolyn Tajnai. Stanford University.)

Hewlett-Packard / Stanford University
William R. Hewlett, 1913-2001 /

Rife Beam Ray researcher Aubrey Scoon suggests there may have been a link between Raymond Rife, and Terman, Hewlett and Packard. The Beam Ray and Hewlett's oscillator both used a Wein bridge design with a light bulb for a variable resistance, and the Beam Ray was produced (but not patented) before Hewlett applied for his patent. (The Hewlett Connection? By Aubrey Scoon, 2002.)

The Hewlett Connection? / Aubrey Scoon

Herbert Hoover Jr. was one of Fred Terman's friends in amateur radio, and during World War II, he "added to his already far-flung network of powerful people in industry and government and lobbied for the government to devote much more funding for science and engineering in higher education as a key to military success." (The Engineer Who Jump-Started Silicon Valley, Joan O'C. Hamilton. Business Week, Aug. 7, 1997.) Note: Remember that after Hoover's death, his son had to get permission to sell $100 million in gold bullion, which was allegedly looted from Asia during the OSS/CIA Project Hammer.

Hamilton, 1997 / Business Week

William Redington Hewlett

Hewlett's father, Albion Walter Hewlett, had been a professor of medicine at the University of Michigan before the family moved to Stanford in 1916. A.W. Hewlett died in 1925.

William Redington Hewlett bio / Smart Computing

"'Mr. Hewlett was very passionate and very emotional about Stanford,' his former Secretary, Mollie Yoshizumi, recalled after his death. 'Mr. Packard and Mr. Hewlett had very strong feelings that it was because of Professor Terman and Stanford that they wound up with this very successful company.' The most astonishing aspect of the link was its longevity, says former Stanford President Gerhard Casper. 'Bill Hewlett's relationship with Stanford lasted 85 years, almost the entire history of the institution,' Casper said in a telephone interview from Berlin, where he is on a sabbatical fellowship. 'His connection to Stanford turned out to be even longer than that of the other great early figure, Herbert Hoover, who was in the pioneer class [of 1895].'" Historian Arnold Toynbee visited in 1963. Packard was deputy defense secretary during the Nixon administration. (Father Figure, by Larry Gordon. Stanford Magazine, March-April 2001.)

Stanford Magazine, 2001 / Stanford Alumni

Hewlett's brief history: "When the Stanfords founded the university, they got David Starr Jordan to come out, and he came from Cornell. He was a scientist, an [?]. He selected some of the key faculty: other very good scientists and engineers. He had a very good school of engineering. One of the early graduates was an Australian by the name of Cyril Elwell, who was from [?]. That time, transoceanic radio was just coming about, and it wasn't very efficient. But he heard about a fellow in Denmark, named Poulson, who had a much better method of generating these high-powered radio signals. So he went over and basically committed to buy these things, and he didn;t have a nickel. Then he came back and raised the funds in San Francisco. He started the old Federal Radio. There was a whole group of people in early Federal Radio, many of whom were from Stanford, who were very good engineers. The Federal was finally sold to Marconi interests, and moved east, and some of these guys moved east and then came back west again. One of them is Charlie Litton, and of course Litton Engineering indirectly came from that. But there was a whole lot of other ones. So there was in the 1930s a residue of these people, and they were helpful. Litton was very helpful to us..." (William Hewlett Oral History Interview, by A. Michal McMahon, IEEE History Center, Rutgers University, Nov. 27, 1984.)

Hewlett Oral History, 1984 / IEEE

Another of Terman's students was Oswald Garrison Villard [Jr.], the grandson of Henry Villard, of the Northern Pacific Railroad. (Oswald G. Villard Oral History Interview, by A. Michael McMahon, IEEE History Center, Nov. 23, 1984.)

Villard Oral History, 1984 / IEEE

David Packard was a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Evaluating Health Risks, which was set up by the law firm of Cooley Godward in 1989. RAND Trustee James C. Gaither was a managing partner of Cooley Godward.

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University was established in 1954 by the Ford Foundation. It has received recent significant grants from the Carnegie Corporation, Citicorp Foundation, Ford Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and National Institutes of Mental Health.

John W. Gardner

Former US DHHS Secretary John W. Gardner was on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University from 1968 to 1982. He had been a key political mentor of Philip R. Lee, and of the architect of health fascism, J. Michael McGinnis.

Stanford's Financial Social Activism

Laurance R. Hoagland Jr.

Hoagland was vice president and treasurer of Cummins Engine Co. and a portfolio manager and vice president of the Irwin Management Company. He left in 1980 to co-found Anderson, Hoagland & Co., a money-management firm. Since 1981, he was a director and member of the investment committee of the Presbyterian Church's pension board and in 1991 was chairman of its $2.5 billion in assets. In 1991, he was named chief executive of the Stanford Management Company, which was founded in October to manage Stanford University's $3.5 billion portfolio. (Alumnus of Stanford To Manage Its Assets. By Kurt Eichenwald. New York Times, May 9, 1991.) The next year, Stanford President Donald Kennedy, on behalf of the Stanford Board of Trustees' Special Committee on Investment Responsibility, addressed a whining letter to Philip Morris Chairman-CEO Michael A. Miles, "to convey the University's concern about the health hazards of smoking tobacco and about specific marketing techniques used by tobacco companies," with cc's to James Gaither, President, Board of Trustees; Denise O'Leary, Chair, SCIR; Diana Diamond, Chair, APIR; and Laurance Hoagland, CEO, Stanford Management Company. (Kennedy to Miles, Mar. 19, 1992.) In 2000, Hoagland left the $7.9 Stanford fund to run the $3 billion Hewlett Foundation, established by Bill Hewlett of the Hewlett-Packard Company in 1938. (Chairman Set to Leave Robertson Stevens. New York Times, Mar. 16, 2000.)

Kennedy to Miles, Mar. 19, 1992 / UCSF-Legacy

"Tab C: In 1991, Stanford made several changes to its financial management organization. Laurance R. Hoagland was appointed chief executive of Stanford Management Co., which manages the university's holdings. Hoagland was previously a partner in Anderson, Hoagland & Company, a St. Louis investment firm. He is also chairman of the Presbyterian Church's investment committee. In addition, Peter W. Van Etten was named the new chief financial officer of Stanford. Van Etten was previously deputy chancellor for management and finance at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and appears to be active in the health community... Tab D: The Presbyterian Church has an active social investment program. Tab E: Richard W. Lyman, president emeritus of Stanford, is a director of Chase Manhattan Bank and IBM. The boards of both companies have recently recommended against shareholder proposals related to South Africa. Tab F: Gerhard Casper assumed the presidency of Stanford on September 1, 1992. Among his most pressing challenges are Stanford's large budget deficit (roughly $125 million over three years) and the on-going repercussions of the Government's false claim action against the university. Tab G: Robert Rabin, a Stanford Law School professor, published an article on tobacco litigation in the April 1992 issue of the Stanford Law Review. He acknowledges the assistance of Richard Daynard and financial support from the University of California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program. Byron Sher, a state legislator and Stanford Law professor, is a critic of California's 1987 product liability act and claimed that the Supreme Court's decision in Cipollone was a victory for plaintiffs." (Philip Morris Companies Inter-Office Correspondence, Marc S. Firestone to Murray H. Bring, Sep. 3, 1992.)

Firestone to Bring, Sep. 3, 1992 / UCSF-Legacy

"Laurie currently serves on the Boards of the Commonfund, the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. He is Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He served as a member of the Finance Committee of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1995 to 2001 and as a Director and a member of the Investment Committee of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church from 1981 to 1992. Mr. Hoagland graduated from Stanford University in economics in 1958, as a Marshall scholar received a B.A. in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University in 1960, and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1962." (Laurance R. (Laurie) Hoagland, Jr.,Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, 8/23/2005, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.)

Laurance R. (Laurie) Hoagland, Jr. / William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Health Project

James F. Fries, MD, of Stanford University Medical Center is Chief Science Officer. James Wiehl, formerly of Sonnenshein, Nath and Rosenthal and now with Fulbright & Jaworski, is Secretary/Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of The Health Project at Stanford University, of which former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop is Honorary Chairman. Directors include Frank Barker, emeritus director of Johnson and Johnson; Willis Goldbeck of the Washington Business Group on Health; Dean Ornish; and David E. Scherb of Pepsico, emeritus. (Accessed 6-05-09). Former directors include Bruse Fried of Sonnenshein, Nath and Rosenthal; and former CDC Director William L. Roper, who was Special Assistant for Health Policy to Residents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Board of Directors, The Health Project / Stanford University The Fast Food Lawsuits


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