Edwin Corning (September 30, 1883, Albany, New York –– August 7, 1934, Bar Harbor, Maine) was an American businessman and politician from New York. He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1927 to 1928.
Edwin Corning was the son of Erastus Corning (1827 –– 1897) and Mary (Parker) Corning (daughter of Amasa J. Parker). He was educated at The Albany Academy and the Groton School, and graduated from Yale University in 1906. He was an executive at the Ludlum Steel Company in Watervliet, New York, and became its President in 1910.
He was Chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee from 1926 to 1928. He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1927 to 1928, elected on the Democratic ticket with Governor Alfred E. Smith in 1926. In 1928, when Smith planned to run for President, Corning considered a run for Governor, but declined because of ill health. After his term he retired from his business and political interests.
Death and burial
On November 25, 1908, he married Louise Maxwell. and their children were Erastus Corning 2nd, Louise Corning, Harriet Corning and Edwin Corning, Jr. (September 26, 1919 –– January 31, 1964).
- James Terry White, The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 25, 1967, page 428
- Groton School, The Grotonian, Volume 32, 1915, page 29
- Yale University, Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Yale University, 1910, page 226
- Penton Publishing Company, Steel magazine, Volume 95, 1934, page 153
- New York Times, Corning Quits Post as Committee Head, August 15, 1928
- Rochester Evening-Journal, Bray Picked by Democrats, August 23, 1928
- Frank S. Robinson, Machine Politics: A Study of Albany's O'Connells, 1973, pages 55 to 56
- New York Times, Corning Funeral Today: Former Lieutenant Governor's Body Taken to Estate at Albany, August 9, 1934
- New York Times, Obituary, Mrs. Edwin Corning, May 25, 1876
- Robert H. Jackson, John Q. Barrett, That Man: An Insider's Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 2004, page 200
- New York Times, Miss Louise Corning Engaged to be Wed, May 20, 1935
- New York Times, Harriet Corning an Albany Bride, June 13, 1937
- Michael Oreskes, Erastus Corning and his Era are Laid to rest in Albany, June 2, 1983
- Troy Record, Lester H. Knapp Dies Suddenly, March 4, 1960
- Associated Press, Oneonta Star, Lawmaker Hurt, Resigns Post, August 27, 1959
- Troy Record, Hudson Seated in Assembly as Legislature Convenes, January 6, 1960
- Burial record, Edwin Corning, Jr., Albany Rural Cemetery, accessed January 8, 2013
- Schenectady gazette, Parker Corning Dies at 69, May 25, 1943
- New York Secretary of State, New York Manual for the Use of the Legislature, 1927, page 297
|Party political offices|
Herbert C. Pell
|New York State Democratic Committee Chairman
January 1926 – August 1928
M. William Bray
|Lieutenant Governor of New York
1927 - 1928
Herbert H. Lehman