Net Worth: $475 Million
- Source of Wealth Business and Politics
- Birth Place Corning, New York
- Marital Status Married to Priscilla Dewey Houghton
- Full Name Amory Houghton Jr.
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth August 7, 1926
- Occupation Business Executive and Politician
- Education Harvard University (BA and MBA)
- Children two children
About Amo Houghton
Amo Houghton is an American politician from New York, a retired member of the House of Representatives, and a member of one of the most prominent families in business in upstate New York who has an estimated net worth of $475 million. Born Amory Houghton Jr. on August 7, 1926 in Corning, New York, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1950 and earned his MBA in 1952 from Harvard University.
Houghton has accumulated his estimated net worth of $475 million since he served as the Chairman and CEO of Corning Glass Works, now Corning Incorporated, from 1964 to 1983. The company was founded by his great-great-grandfather, Amory Houghton, in 1851. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of IBM, Citigroup, Procter & Gamble, and Genentech.
Amo Houghton began his political career when he was elected to the House of Representatives as a Republican in 1986. He was a successor of John J. LaFalce and succeeded by John R. Kuhl, a former State Senator and Bath lawyer. As a relatively moderate Republican, he founded the Republican Main Street Partnership to encourage a more moderate stance to public issues. He has served on the International Relations and Ways and Means Committees. He was one of the most well-known and respected Republican members of the Congress from Upstate New York with a 70% re-election vote. He has served nine terms from January 3, 1987 to January 3, 2005.