David L. Cornwell

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David L. Cornwell
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byPhilip H. Hayes
Succeeded byH. Joel Deckard
Personal details
Born
David Lance Cornwell

(1945-06-14)June 14, 1945
Paoli, Indiana
DiedNovember 2, 2012(2012-11-02) (aged 67)
Annapolis, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materHillsdale College
American College of Monaco
Indiana University

David Lance Cornwell (June 14, 1945 – November 2, 2012) was an American Vietnam War veteran who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1977 to 1979.[1][2]

Early life and career

Born in Paoli, Indiana, Cornwell attended Paoli public schools, Culver Military Academy in Indiana and later Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts. In 1964, Cornwell graduated from Park High School, Indianapolis, Indiana. The same year, he attended Hillsdale College and then American College of Monaco in 1969. Cornwell enrolled in the Indiana University in 1974.

He also worked as secretary for the Board of Directors of Cornwell Co., Inc. in Paoli.

Vietnam War

In the years 1966 to 1968, he served in the United States Army in Vietnam.

Congress

Although an unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress, Cornwell was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth Congress, representing Indiana's 8th congressional district. He served from January 3, 1977, to January 3, 1979, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978.

In Congress, he served on the Committee on Veterans Affairs, where he focused much of his attention on issues related to servicemen and women who had served in the Vietnam War.[3]

Later career and death

After he left Congress, Cornwell worked in the Department of Labor, before entering the private sector as a governmental and international relations consultant, as well as business pursuits.[4][5]

He was a resident of Annapolis, Maryland at the time of his death from kidney cancer in 2012.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ "Former 8th District Congressman David Cornwell dies at Maryland home » Evansville Courier & Press". Courierpress.com. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  2. ^ Emily Langer (11 November 2012). "David L. Cornwell, congressman". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013.
  3. ^ Emily Langer (11 November 2012). "David L. Cornwell, congressman". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Former 8th District Congressman David Cornwell dies at Maryland home » Evansville Courier & Press". Courierpress.com. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  5. ^ Emily Langer (11 November 2012). "David L. Cornwell, congressman". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Former 8th District Congressman David Cornwell dies at Maryland home » Evansville Courier & Press". Courierpress.com. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  7. ^ Emily Langer (11 November 2012). "David L. Cornwell, congressman". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013.

External links

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by United States Representative for the 8th District of Indiana
1977–1979
Succeeded by

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