Ezra Cornell


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Noun1.Ezra Cornell - 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)Ezra Cornell - 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)
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Ezra Cornell, the future founder of Cornell University, was given the responsibility of building the line from Buffalo to Detroit, measuring 398 miles, at a cost of $54,630.
Ezra Cornell is reported to have said, regarding his aspirations for higher education, "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study" (288).
Cornell University was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White.
Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White establish Cornell as New York state's land-grant university.
Statler, a self-made millionaire who founded the largest hotel chain of his day, was persuaded to attend the second Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC) conference organised by the Hotel Department students.