What is Ezra Cornell?

  • (noun): United States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D. White) founded Cornell University (1807-1874).
    Synonyms: Cornell

Ezra Cornell

Ezra Cornell (January 11, 1807 – December 9, 1874) was an American businessman and education 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 state Senator.

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Ezra Cornell - Later Life
... Ezra Cornell entered the railroad business, but fared poorly due to the Panic of 1873 ... He began construction of a palatial Ithaca mansion, Llenroc (Cornell spelled in reverse) to replace his farmhouse, Forest Home, but died before it was completed ... Llenroc was maintained by Cornell's heirs for several decades until being sold to the local chapter of the Delta Phi fraternity, which occupies it to ...
Ithaca (city), New York - History - The Growth of Ithaca, Village and City
... York Elmira, New York Athens, Pennsylvania) mainly with financing from Ezra Cornell however, the geography of the city has always prevented it from lying on a major transportation artery ... In 1865, Ezra Cornell founded Cornell University ... Ezra Cornell also established a public library for the city ...
List Of Quill And Dagger Members - Notable Family Members
... Treman (1909) - Cornell University trustee (1931–1953) member of prominent family of Ithacans, Cornell trustees, and Quill and Dagger members, including father Robert H ... Schurman (1913) - Son of Jacob Gould Schurman, Cornell University's third president and U.S ... - Chief Magistrate of New York City Cornell University trustee son of Jacob Gould Schurman, Cornell University's third president and U.S ...
Sage Hall - Cornerstone Letter Regarding Nonsectarianism
... Ezra Cornell was a birthright Quaker, but was later disowned by the Society of Friends for marrying outside of the faith to a "world's woman," a Methodist by the name of Mary Ann Wood ... Ezra and Mary Ann were married March 19, 1831, in Dryden, New York ... On February 24, 1832, a disheartened Ezra Cornell wrote the following response to his expulsion from The Society of Friends due to his marriage to Mary Ann Wood ...