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CORBIN, Austin, financier, born in Newport, New Hampshire, 11 July, 1827. He was graduated at Harvard law-school in 1849, practised in his native village, and in 1852 removed to Davenport, Iowa, and in 1866 to New York, where he engaged in banking business, and in 1880 became president of the Long Island railroad. In 1886 he was chosen president of the Philadelphia and Reading railroad company. Mr. Corbin is actively associated in various organizations theft have for their objects the development of artistic and philanthropic purposes in New York city.
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