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Ezra Cornell

Ezra Cornell, American telegraph magnate, philanthropist. member of New York State Assembly, 1861-1863, New York State Senate, 1863-1867.

Background

  • Cornell, Ezra was born on January 11, 1807 in Westchester, New York, United States. Son of Elijah and Eunice (Barnard) Cornell.

  • Education

    • Students in liberal and mech.

    Career

    • Worked in flour and plaster mills of J. S. Beebe, Ithaca, New York, 1828-1841, became general manager. President New York State Agrl.

    Membership

    Member of New York State Assembly, 1861-1863, New York State Senate, 1863-1867.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Ann Wood, March 19, 1831, 1 son, Alonzo B. Worked in flour and plaster mills of J. S. Beebe, Ithaca, New York, 1828-1841, became general.
    • father: Elijah Cornell
    • mother: Eunice (Barnard) Cornell
    • spouse: Mary Ann Wood
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    Born January 11, 1807
    Died December 9, 1874
    (aged 67)
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