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Cornell, Julien Davieslocked

(17 March 1910–02 December 1994)
  • Charles F. Howlett


Cornell, Julien Davies (17 March 1910–02 December 1994), civil liberties attorney and pacifist, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Edward H. Cornell, a successful Wall Street attorney, and Esther Haviland Cornell, heir to the famous Haviland chinaware fortune. Julien, along with his brother and two sisters, attended the Brooklyn Friends School on Schermerhorn Street. Reared as a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), he recounted that an important part of his childhood was attending meetings: "On Sundays … during the meeting … we had to turn the pages quietly so as not to disturb worshippers. … [S]ome of the speakers' messages appealed to us, particularly those of Anna Curtis, who had a great stock of interesting stories" (Cornell, ...

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