Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
KORNEGAY, Horace Robinson (1924-2009)

KORNEGAY, HORACE ROBINSON, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., March 12, 1924; educated in the public schools of Greensboro, N.C.; attended Georgia School of Technology and graduated from Wake Forest College (N.C.), B.S., 1947, LL.B., 1949; was admitted to the bar and entered the practice of law in Greensboro, N.C., in 1949; served in the United States Army, One Hundredth Infantry, from December 14, 1942, to February 1, 1946, with service in the European Theater; assistant district solicitor, 1951-1953; elected district solicitor (prosecuting attorney), for the twelfth district of North Carolina in 1954 and again in 1958; delegate to 1964 Democratic National Convention; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; vice president and counsel, January 1969-June 1970, president, June 1970-February 1981, and chairman, February 1982-December 1986, the Tobacco Institute, Inc.; resumed the practice of law in Greensboro, N.C., in January 1987; died on January 21, 2009, in Greensboro, N.C.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library
Southern Historical Collection, Manuscripts Department
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1961-1967, 70.5 linear feet.
The collection includes legislative, personal, committee, and general files of Horace Robinson Kornegay as Democratic United States Representative of the 6th Congressional District of North Carolina. Committee files document Horace Kornegay's tenure with the Veterans' Affairs and Interstate and Foreign Commerce committees. Because the 6th District included Guilford and Alamance counties throughout Horace Kornegay's tenure, much of the correspondence deals with local affairs and personal concerns from those counties. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Oral History: In the Southen Oral History Program, January 11, 1989, 3 cassettes.
Collection is an oral history interview with Horace Kornegay.


Wake Forest University
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Winston-Salem, NC
Papers: 1969-1987, 10 volumes and 4 boxes.
Collection is biographical information; correspondence; resumes; personnel recommendations; speeches; information concerning his work at the Tobacco Institute, Washington, DC, and as a member of the Board of Visitors, Wake Forest University School of Law; political and congressional scrapbooks.


Duke University
University Archives
Durham, NC
Papers: In the papers of Hiram Early Myers, 1910-1977, 4.5 linear feet (4,500 items).
Correspondents include Horace Kornegay.

Papers: In the papers of Abel Gross Whitener, 1962, 10 items.
Collection includes letters from Whitener to Kornegay from Whitener's unsuccessful campaign for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1962.