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David Starr Jordan

President of Stanford University

Died when: 80 years 243 days (968 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn

 

David Starr Jordan

David Starr Jordan (January 19, 1851 – September 19, 1931) was the founding president of Stanford University, serving from 1891 to 1913.He was an ichthyologist during his research career and then served as president of Indiana University.

Starr was also a strong supporter of eugenics, and his published views expressed a fear of "race-degeneration" and asserted that cattle and human beings are "governed by the same laws of selection".

He was an antimilitarist since he believed that war killed off the best members of the gene pool, and he initially opposed American involvement in World War I.


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