Parker Corning

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Parker Corning
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1937
Preceded by Peter G. Ten Eyck
Succeeded by William T. Byrne
Personal details
Born (1874-01-22)January 22, 1874
Albany, New York
Died May 24, 1943(1943-05-24) (aged 69)
Albany, New York
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Yale University

Parker Corning (January 22, 1874 – May 24, 1943) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Albany, he attended the public schools, The Albany Academy, and St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. He graduated from Yale University in 1895, engaged in the manufacture of steel and woolens, and was also interested in banking.

Corning was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1923 to January 3, 1937. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1936 and resumed his former pursuits. In 1943 he died in Albany; interment was in Albany Rural Cemetery.

His grandfathers Erastus Corning and Amasa J. Parker were also U.S. Representatives from New York. His brother Edwin Corning was Lieutenant Governor of New York, and his nephew Erastus Corning 2nd was Mayor of Albany.

On November 1, 1910, Parker Corning married Mrs. Anna Cassin McClure, divorced wife of Archibald Jermain McClure. [1]

Parker Corning owned a number of successful Thoroughbred racehorses that were raced under his wife's name. [2]

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter G. Ten Eyck
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district

1923–1937
Succeeded by
William T. Byrne