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Austin Corbin

Born: Jul 11, 1827

Death: Jun 4, 1896

Birthplace: Newport

Nationality: United States

Austin Corbin

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1827
Date of Death : Jun 4, 1896
Birth Place : Newport

Austin Corbin was a 19th-century American railroad executive and robber baron. He consolidated the rail lines on Long Island bringing them under the profitable umbrella of the Long Island Rail Road. He was the owner of Manhattan Beach, a resort in Brooklyn, New York City, from which he barred Jews. He was also the owner of the Sunnyside Plantation in Chicot County, Arkansas from 1886 to his death in 1896, where he used convict laborers and later brought Italian immigrants to work on the land.

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