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Friday, March 04, 2011

4 selected for Steuben Hall of Fame.
By Mary Perham
The Evening Tribune
Posted Mar 03, 2011 @ 05:04 PM

Bath, N.Y. — An All-American football player is among four notables selected for induction into the Steuben County Hall of Fame in May.

Behm, 91, of Corning, may be known throughout the world as an executive for Corning Inc., and general management consultant for Fortune 500 firms. But for many in the area, Behm is a testament to courage: When he suffered life-threatening burns at the age of five, his parents were told he would never walk.

Instead, Behm went on to play linebacker and offensive and defensive tackle for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He appeared in the 1941 Rose Bowl, which the 7th-ranked Cornhuskers lost to No. 2 Stanford 21-13. He was inducted into the collegiate Hall of Fame in 1988.

Other inductees to the Hall of Fame include: Maj. Thomas Scott Baldwin. Baldwin was born in 1855 and built the first American airship, or dirigible, powered by a Curtiss engine. Baldwin moved his operations to Hammondsport, where he manufactured the first aircraft for the U.S. military.

Albertus Larrowe, II. Larrowe was born in 1826, and owned and operated the Larrowe Milling Corp., the largest buckwheat mill in the world. His home was used by the village and town of Cohocton as the municpal hall until 2009.

Reuben Robie. Robie was born in 1799 and served as Steuben County Treasurer from 1844-47. Robie was elected to Congress from 1850-53 and was director of the Buffalo, Corning and New York railroad Company. He was one of the founders of the county Agricultural Society.

The Hall of Fame banquet is set for May 7.


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