Alanson Bigelow was a famous politician, ambassador, businessman, diplomat, politician.
Alanson B. Houghton was born on 10 October in 1863 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. His father, Amory Houghton Jr, would be named the president of Corning Glass Works, the company founded by his grandfather, Amory Houghton Sr, in 1851. In 1868, his family moved to Corning, New York. He attended the Corning Free Academy in Corning and St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. Houghton graduated from Harvard University in 1886 and then pursued postgraduate courses in Europe.
Alanson Bigelow studied at St. Paul's School in Concord.
In 1886 he studied at Harvard, he was a Bachelor of Arts. After Harvard, Alanson attended postgraduate courses in Europe. In 1927 he became the Doctor of Laws.
Post-graduate work at Göttingen, Berlin and Paris.
His career began in the 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 the United States senator from New York, 1928.
Trustee Brookings Institution. Chairman Institute for Advanced Study. Treasurer Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Alanson Bigelow was a member of the Republican Party.
Alanson Bigelow Houghton was a Member of the 66th and 67th Congress (1919-1923).
Houghton married to Adelaide Wellington on 25 June in 1890. They had a son: Amory Houghton.