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CORBETT, Henry Winslow, senator, born in Westboro, Massachusetts, 18 February, 1827 He accompanied his parents to Washington county, New York, received an academic education, entered a store at Cambridge in 1840, removed to New York City in 1843, and continued in mercantile business there for seven years. In 1850 he shipped a quantity of goods to Portland, Oregon, and the following spring settled in that territory and became a prominent merchant, and in 1867 a banker, in Portland. He has held Various local offices, and was active in the organization of the Republican Party in Oregon. He was a delegate to the Republican national convention of 1860, and chairman of the state central committee in 1859-'60, and in 1866 was elected U.S. senator, serving from 1867 till 3 March, 1873.
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