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AMORY "AMO" HOUGHTON, JR. (born August 7, 1926) is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of New York , a retired member of the House of Representatives, and member of one of upstate New York's most prominent families in business, the Houghton family .

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* 1 Early life * 2 Congressman * 3 See also * 4 External links

EARLY LIFE

The son of Amory Houghton and grandson of Alanson B. Houghton , Amo Houghton was born in Corning, New York , and went to St. Paul\'s School in Concord , New Hampshire
New Hampshire
. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II
World War II
and graduated from Harvard University
Harvard University
in 1950. Houghton served from 1964 to 1983 as Chairman and CEO of Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated ), a company founded by his great-great-grandfather, Amory Houghton, in 1851. He also served on the Board of Directors of IBM
IBM
, Citigroup
Citigroup
, Procter he was usually re-elected with more than 70% of the vote. He clashed occasionally with the increasingly Southern , socially conservative orientation of the party. For example, Houghton was one of the most vocal pro-choice Republicans in Congress.

He was succeeded by John R. "Randy" Kuhl , a former State Senator and Bath lawyer.

SEE ALSO

* Biography portal

* List of richest American politicians

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