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Ezra Cornell

Born: Jan 11, 1807

Death: Dec 9, 1874

Birthplace: Westchester County

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Ezra Cornell

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1807
Date of Death : Dec 9, 1874
Birth Place : Westchester County

Ezra Cornell was an American businessman, politician, philanthropist and educational administrator. He was the founder of Western Union and a co-founder of Cornell University. He also served as President of the New York Agriculture Society and as a New York state Senator.


  • Politician
  • Businessperson


  • Alonzo B. Cornell
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