When Jane Lathrop Stanford, the eigth First Lady of California and co-founder of Stanford University, died in 1905, her last words were, “I have been poisoned.” The cause of death was determined to be strychnine poisoning, but David Starr Jordan, then-president of Stanford University, managed to suppress the report and announced her death to be of natural causes. That coverup was accepted as truth for decades, until the 1980s.
Join fellow Gamble Garden Members as presenter Susan Wolfe takes a closer look at this hushed-up scandal, why the poisoning was likely intentional, and most importantly…whodunit.
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