This past Wednesday (January 21) former U.S. Congressman Horace Kornegay (North Carolina Sixth Congressional District, 1961-1969) passed away at the age of 84. The image above shows Congressman Kornegay as he prepares to welcome presidential candidate U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy to Greensboro, North Carolina, for a campaign rally on September 17, 1960 (Kornegay is to the left of Senator Kennedy). Kornegay, who was born in Asheville, spent the majority of his life in Greensboro. After retiring from the U.S. Congress in 1969, he went on to a career with the Tobacco Institute. He worked at the Institute from 1972 to 1986, all the while promoting the tobacco industry in North Carolina.
Mr. Kornegay was a prominent Democratic representative of North Carolina in the 1960’s, and was a fixture at Democratic Party events at both the local and national level during this period. He appears in multiple images in the newly processed Edward J. McCauley Photographic Materials, and is included in some of the images that can be seen online in the Edward J. McCauley Photographs digital collection.