Guide to the Tom Killefer, 1917-1996 Biography SCM0205

Finding aid prepared by Daniel Hartwig
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
Repository email:
May 2011

Title: Tom Killefer, 1917-1996 biography
Identifier/Call Number: SCM0205
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 volume(s)
Date: 2000?
creator: Burton, Amy

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.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Killifer, Tom, Mrs.

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