Correction: Robert Crown Library

After a tip from the State Senate’s own Bill Bailey that  the Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford University was not named after Assemblyman Robert W. Crown, I emailed the library to get an answer.

The response I got from the wise and resourceful Sarah Wilson (Reference Librarian & Archivist) was:

No, we’re named after a different Robert Crown.

Robert Crown Law Library is named in memory of Robert Crown (b. 1921, d. 1969), a business materials and real estate executive. Robert died of a heart attack in 1969 at age 48. He was the first of three sons born to Henry & Rebecca Crown of Chicago, Illinois. Henry Crown (b. 1896, d. 1990) was an industrialist and philanthropist whose generous donation to Stanford Law School in the late 1960s enabled the building of Crown Quadrangle which has been SLS’s home since its completion in 1975.

This page names other places in the country that have this Robert Crown as a namesake.

With that, I updated the site to make the correction. Major thanks to Bill Bailey and Sarah Wilson.

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