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Cornell, Ezra

Born: 1807 AD
Died: 1874 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Artists, Philanthropist

US telegraph businessman and philanthropist


oversaw construction of telegraph line from Washington DC to Baltimore 1843-1844


co-founded Western Union Telegraph Co. 1855 (chartered 1856)


co-founder and eponym of Cornell University (incorporated 1865, opened 1868)


father of Alonzo Cornell