The Road to Civil War

Erastus Corning

(14 December, 1794 -- 9 April, 1872) Corning was an American businessman and politician. Born in Norwich, Conn., Corning moved to New York in 1814 and established himself in the iron business. Corning was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and later to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. Corning participated as a delegate to the delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of New York Delegation - United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65 , New York Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display].

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