Ezra Cornell

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Birthday
11, 1807
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Death Date
Dec 9, 1874 (67)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
11, 1807
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Death Date
Dec 9, 1874 (67)

About

Businessman and education administrator who was a founder of Western Union and a co-founder of Cornell University.

Before Fame

He managed a local mill because of his impressive carpentry skills.

Trivia

He also served as a New York State Senator and president of the New York Agriculture Society.

Family Life

He was disowned by the Society of Friends because he married Mary Ann Wood, a Methodist.

Associated With

He was a first cousin, five times removed of Benjamin Franklin on his maternal grandmother's side.