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David Cornelius was born in Kentucky in 1945. He attended college in Pittsburg and Florida; he volunteered for service in United States Navy during the Vietnam War. In 1984, he moved to Spokane to take a position as a communications professor at Eastern Washington University. He and his partner have made multiple public commitments to each other. They held a small commitment ceremony in the late 1980s, registered as domestic partners in 2006, and married in 2013.