Guide to the Tom Killefer, 1917-1996 Biography

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
May 2011
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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
Phone: (650) 725-1022

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.

Access Terms

Killifer, Tom, Mrs.

Collection Contents

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