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Корнелл, Эзра

Cornell, Ezra

1807 — 1874
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Cornell, Ezra
Ezra Cornell (11 January 1807 - 9 December 1874) was an American businessman and founder of Cornell University. He was born in Westchester County, New York, the son of a potter, Elijah Cornell. Having travelled extensively as a carpenter in New York State, Ezra, upon first setting eyes upon Lake Cayuga and Ithaca, decided Ithaca would be his future home