CORNING – Former Congressman Amo Houghton has died.
Houghton, who was 93, served in Washington from 1986 until his 2005 retirement.
State Sen. George Borrello issued a statement on social media early Thursday evening.
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Congressman Amo Houghton,” Borrello said. “Always a gentleman, he represented his constituents in the Southern Tier and Western New York with dignity. A Marine veteran of World War II, he was as tough as they come.”
Houghton rose to prominence by making his family’s company, Corning Glass Works, into an international success.
“On a personal level, Amo was an inspiration to me. As a high-school senior, I volunteered to work on his first congressional campaign,” the Senator said. “He will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on in the lives he touched.”