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Erastus Corning

Born: 14-Dec-1794
Birthplace: Norwich, CT
Died: 9-Apr-1872
Location of death: Albany, NY
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Railroad baron, Ironmonger, Congressman

Wife: Harriet Weld (m. 1819, until his death, d. 1883, five sons)
Son: Benjamin (b. 1820, d. 1821)
Son: John (b. 1823, d. 1833)
Son: Erastus, Jr. (b. 1827, d. 1897)
Son: Joseph (b. 1829, d. 1830)
Son: Edwin (b. 1836, d. 1871)

    US Congressman, New York 14th (4-Mar-1861 to 5-Oct-1863, resigned)
    US Congressman, New York 14th (4-Mar-1857 to 3-Mar-1859)
    New York State Senate 3rd (1842-45)
    New York Central Railroad Founder
    Erastus Corning and Co. Founder
    Mayor of Albany, NY (1834-37)
    City Council of Albany, NY

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