David L. Cornwell

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David L. Cornwell
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1979
Preceded by Philip H. Hayes
Succeeded by H. Joel Deckard
Personal details
Born David Lance Cornwell
(1945-06-14)June 14, 1945
Paoli, Indiana
Died November 2, 2012(2012-11-02) (aged 67)
Annapolis, Maryland
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Hillsdale College
American College of Monaco
Indiana University

David Lance Cornwell (June 14, 1945 – November 2, 2012) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.[1] [2]

Life and career[edit]

Born in Paoli, Indiana, Cornwell attended Paoli public schools, Culver Military Academy in Indiana and later Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts. In 1964, Cornwell graduated from Park High School, Indianapolis, Indiana. The same year, he attended Hillsdale College and then American College of Monaco in 1969. Cornwell enrolled in the Indiana University in 1974.

He also worked as secretary for the Board of Directors of Cornwell Co., Inc. in Paoli.

In the years 1966 to 1968, he served in the United States Army in Vietnam.

Although an unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress, Cornwell was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth Congress, representing Indiana's 8th congressional district. He served from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 1979 and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978.

After he left Congress, Cornwell worked in governmental and international relations. He was a resident of Annapolis, Maryland at the time of his death.


  1. ^ "Former 8th District Congressman David Cornwell dies at Maryland home » Evansville Courier & Press". Courierpress.com. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  2. ^ Emily Langer (11 November 2012). "David L. Cornwell, congressman". Washington Post. 

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Philip H. Hayes
United States Representative for the 8th District of Indiana
Succeeded by
H. Joel Deckard

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.