Anne Evans Estabrook

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Anne Evans Estabrook is an American real estate developer who was the frontrunner in the Republican primary for the 2008 United States Senate race in New Jersey before suffering a mini-stroke and withdrawing from the race.

Estabrook attended Cornell University and graduated in 1965 with a B.S. degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. She received an M.B.A. in 1966, also from Cornell. She has served on the Cornell Board of Trustees and the Advisory Council for the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR School). The ILR School also awarded her the first Jerome Alpern Award for distinguished service and named a Distinguished Lectureship in Conflict Resolution in her honor.[1]

She is the owner of the Elberon Development Corporation of Kenilworth, New Jersey, a family-owned company specializing in the development, leasing and management of industrial and commercial real estate. She also spent more than twenty years as a Director of the Elizabethtown Water Co. She was appointed by Governor Christie Whitman to serve on the governing board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. In 2004-2005, she was the first female Chair of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.[2] In 2007, she was named by NJBIZ as one of New Jersey's Best 50 Women in Business.

Estabrook lives in Spring Lake, New Jersey. In 1994, she married Kenneth Estabrook, an attorney in private practice who had been counsel to the family company. He died of a stroke on November 13, 2003 at Monmouth Medical Center.[3]

In October 2007, Estabrook filed her candidacy as a Republican candidate for the 2008 United States Senate race in New Jersey to oppose incumbent Frank Lautenberg.[4] In January 2008, she announced that she had invested $1.6 million of her own money in her Senate campaign.[5] In March 2008, she withdrew from the race, releasing a statement that she had suffered a transient ischemic attack or "mini-stroke."[6]


  1. ^ "Expert in negotiation launches new Estabrook Lectures in ILR School" Archived August 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Cornell Chronicle, October 15, 1998. Accessed April 4, 2008.
  2. ^ Business Leaders A-E Archived March 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., New Jersey Insider. Accessed April 4, 2008.
  3. ^ Profile, Monmouth Health & Life, March/April 2006. Accessed April 4, 2008.
  4. ^ "Estabrook throws her hat in the ring", PolitickerNJ, October 22, 2007. Accessed April 4, 2008.
  5. ^ "Estabrook invests $1.6 million of her own money in Senate campaign", PolitickerNJ, January 14, 2008. Accessed April 4, 2008.
  6. ^ "Anne Estabrook quits GOP U.S. Senate race, citing health problem". The Star-Ledger, March 5, 2008. Accessed April 4, 2008.