Edward Dexter Holbrook
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|Edward Dexter Holbrook|
|Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho Territory|
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
|Preceded by||William H. Wallace|
|Succeeded by||Jacob K. Shafer|
|Born||May 6, 1836
|Died||June 18, 1870
Idaho City, Idaho Territory
Born in Elyria, Ohio, Holbrook attended public schools in Ohio and graduated from Oberlin College, having studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1859 and practiced law in Elyria, Ohio, Weaverville, California, and Placerville, Idaho.
Holbrook was elected as a Democrat to the 39th and 40th Congresses; serving from (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869). He was censured by the United States House of Representatives on February 4, 1869, for use of unparliamentary language and did not stand as a candidate for reelection.
Holbrook was shot by Charles H. Douglas in Idaho City, Idaho Territory on June 17, 1870, and died from his wounds the next day. He was interred in the Masonic Burial Ground in that city. Holbrook, Idaho, is named in his honor.
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