Erastus Corning Edit Profile
1st president Utica and Schenectady R.R., 1833-1853 (merged with New York Central, 1853), president New York City R.R., 1853-1864, director, 1864-1867. Director Michigan Central R.R., Hudson River R.R., 1849-1863. Organized Corning Land Company to establish commercial center on Chemung River, 1835, named village Corning in his honor.
Mayor Albany, 1834-1837. Member of New York State Senate, 1842-1846. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from New York, 35th, 37th-38th congresses, 1857-1859, 61-October 5, 1863.
Member of New York State Constitutional Convention, 1867.