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Guide to the Tom Killefer, 1917-1996 Biography
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
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  • Overview

    Call Number: SCM0205
    Creator: Burton, Amy
    Title: Tom Killefer, 1917-1996 biography
    Dates: circa 2000
    Physical Description: 0.125 Linear feet (1 volume)
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Biographical/Historical note

    Killefer earned his A.B. at Stanford in 1938, his J.D. at Harvard in 1946, and his Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford University in 1947. He was on the legal staff of the U.S. High Commission for Germany 1951-52, First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of Washington, D.C., 1960-62, and held executive positions at the Chrysler Corporation, 1972-76, and the U.S. Trust Company, 1976-1981. From 1971-1981 he was on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University.

    Scope and Contents note

    Privately printed biography based on interviews with Killefer by Wade Killefer, Gail Killefer, and Jessica Holland and other research by the author. Subjects include his student experiences at Stanford, Harvard (where he became friends with Joe Kennedy), and Oxford; his experiences as a Navy pilot in the Pacific theater during World War II; and his professional life.

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    Killifer, Tom, Mrs.