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Austin Corbin

banker , railroad executive

Austin Corbin, American banker, railroad executive.

Background

Corbin, Austin was born on July 11, 1827 in Newport, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Austin and Mary (Chase) Corbin.

Education

Graduated from Harvard Law School, 1849.

Career

Established banking house Maklot & Corbin, Davenport, Iowa, 1854 (only banking house in Davenport to pass through panic of 1857). Organizer 1st National Bank of Davenport, 1863 (the 1st nat. bank to open for business in the United States). Developer Manhattan Beach Railway to Coney Island.

Reorganizer Long Island R.R. President Philadelphia & Reading R.R., Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Company. Projected trans-Atlantic S.S. line from Fort Pond Bay (Long Island, New York) to Europe.

Connections

Married Hannah Wheeler, 1853, 2 children.

father:
Austin Corbin

mother:
Mary (Chase) Corbin

spouse:
Hannah Wheeler