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Ezra Cornell

telegraph magnate , philanthropist

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