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Sally STANFORD

American Sally STANFORD

born Mabel Janice BUSBY

American madam, restaurateur and mayor of Sausalito, California

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 05, 1903 in Baker, Oregon, United States
Died: on February 01, 1982 in Greenbrae, California, United States


Biography

Born Mabel Janice Busby, in Oregon in 1903, Stanford moved to San Francisco in 1924. From 1940 to 1949, she was madam of an elegant bordello at 1144 Pine Street, on Nob Hill, in a house designed by architect Stanford White. She adopted the name Stanford as one of many pseudonyms for Mabel Busby. According to her autobiography, Lady of the House, she saw a newspaper headline about Stanford University winning a football game and adopted the surname.

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