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Alanson Bigelow Houghton

Alanson Bigelow Houghton, American ambassador. member 66th and 67th Congresses (1919-1923), 37th New York Dist.


  • Houghton, Alanson Bigelow was born on October 10, 1863 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Amory, Junior, and Ellen Ann (Bigelow) H.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1886, Doctor of Laws, 1927. Post-graduate work at Göttingen, Berlin and Paris.


    • Began in manufacturer of glass at Corning, 1889. 2d vice-president, 1903-1910, president 1910-1918, Chairman of the Board, since 1918, Corning Glass Works. Director Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, etc.

      President Board of Education, Corning. Twice Republican presidential elector. Member 66th and 67th Congresses (1919-1923), 37th New York District.

      Resigned to become A.E. and Member of Parliament to Germany, February 1922, resigned, February 1925. Appointed A.E. and Member of Parliament to Great Britain, April 1925. Resigned, 1929. Republican candidate for United States senator from New York, 1928.

      Trustee Brookings Institution. Chairman Institute for Advanced Study. Treasurer Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

      Home: Corning, New York, and Washington, Distric.


    Member 66th and 67th Congresses (1919-1923), 37th New York Dist.


    • Married Adelaide Wellington, June 25, 1890.
    • father: Amory Houghton
    • mother: Ellen Ann (Bigelow) Houghton
    • spouse: Adelaide Wellington
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    Died September 16, 1941
    (aged 77)