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 Alonzo Barton Cornell

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Alonzo Barton Cornell

  • Birth 22 Jan 1832 Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
  • Death 15 Oct 1904 Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
  • Burial Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 6848683

30th New York Governor. He was the son of Ezra Cornell, who founded the Western Union Telegraph Company and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He followed in his father’s business, and eventually became Vice-President of Western Union. He entered politics, becoming the New York State Republican Party Central Committee Chairman, and served in the New York State Legislature in 1873. In 1879 he ran against and defended incumbent Democrat Lucius Robinson for the New York State Governor office by over 42,000 votes. He served from 1880 until 1883, and was not re-nominated by the New York State Republicans due to a bitter internal split in the party. He passed away in Ithaca in 1904.

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  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 12 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6848683
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alonzo Barton Cornell (22 Jan 1832–15 Oct 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6848683, citing Sage Chapel, Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .