James Houghton Obituary, Death – As soon as Jack Benjamin moved to Corning in 1973 to take the helm at the local economic development agency known as Three Rivers Development Corp., he was able to form his initial opinion of James Houghton, who served as the board chairman at the time. Jack Benjamin’s first impression of James Houghton was not favorable.
It was an enduring and positive one of a man whose family founded Corning Glass Works in the 1800s and who would go on to serve two different stints as chairman of the company that would later be known as Corning Inc. It was one of a man whose family founded Corning Glass Works in the 1800s and who would go on to serve two different stints as chairman of the company that would later be His legacy will be remembered as that of a guy who would go on to hold the position of chairman of the firm that would subsequently be known as Corning Inc. for two separate periods of time.
“He was really instrumental in getting the flood recovery started after (Tropical Storm Agnes),” said Benjamin of Three Rivers’ involvement in many projects. “He was really instrumental in getting Three Rivers involved in many projects.” “He was actually a key reason why Three Rivers is involved in so many projects,” the author says of the individual. “Since the beginning of their friendship, he has been an incredible friend and an excellent leader in all that they have done together.
In addition to that, I had a strong friendship with Amo, who is Houghton’s brother. The opportunity to spend time in their company and observe the leadership skills they exhibit was a great honor.” Houghton, who was fondly known as Jamie by everyone who knew him, passed away on December 20 at his home in Boston, Massachusetts. Jamie was the name that he was given by his family. He was 86.