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Christopher Robert Corning (c1859-1924)
1924 Obituary 
CHRISTOPHER ROBERT CORNING, of New York, died at Chatel-Guyon, France, on July 2, 1924, at the age of sixty-five.
He was one of the ablest mining engineers and geologists in America. He was educated at Zurich and at the Bergakademie at Freiberg, where he graduated in 1883. He continued his studies at Heidelberg until 1886, when he returned to America. He served in several mining districts of America, and in 1897 he joined the firm of Olcott, Corning and Peele, consulting mining engineers. During the last ten years he maintained his office in New York as a consulting engineer. He was one of the organisers of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, and served as a member of the John Fritz Medal Board of Award.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1913.