CORNING, Parker, (1874 - 1943)


Campaign button, 1922-1934, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

CORNING, Parker, (grandson of Erastus Corning), a Representative from New York; born in Albany, N.Y., January 22, 1874; attended the public schools, the Boys’ Academy in Albany, and St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H.; was graduated from Yale University in 1895; engaged in the manufacture of steel and woolens; also interested in banking; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-January 3, 1937); was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; resumed his former pursuits; died in Albany, N.Y., May 24, 1943; interment in the Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, N.Y.