Edmund Ezra Day

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Edmund Ezra Day
Kirtley Fletcher Mather (1888-1978) and Edmund Ezra Day (1883-1951).jpg
Kirtley Fletcher Mather and Edmund Ezra Day, 1947
President of Cornell University
In office
Preceded by Livingston Farrand
Succeeded by Cornelis de Kiewiet acting
Personal details
Born (1883-12-07)December 7, 1883
Manchester, New Hampshire[1]
Died March 23, 1951(1951-03-23) (aged 67)
Ithaca, New York
Alma mater Dartmouth College (A.B., M.A.) Harvard University (Ph.D.)

Edmund Ezra Day (December 7, 1883 – March 23, 1951) was an American educator.

Day received his undergraduate and master's degrees from Dartmouth College and his doctorate in economics from Harvard. While at Dartmouth, be became a brother of Theta Delta Chi. In 1921 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[2] In 1923 he went to the University of Michigan, where he served as professor of economics, organizer and first dean of the School of Business Administration, and Dean of the University. He went on to serve as the fifth president of Cornell University from 1937 to 1949. While in office, he helped establish the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell.

The administrative building at Cornell, Day Hall, is named after Edmund Ezra Day. He was interred in Sage Chapel on Cornell's campus.[3]


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Academic offices
Preceded by
Livingston Farrand
President of Cornell University
Succeeded by
Cornelis W. de Kiewiet (acting)