Edward Dexter Holbrook

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Edward Dexter Holbrook
Edward Dexter Holbrook (Idaho Congressman).png
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho Territory
In office
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
Preceded byWilliam H. Wallace
Succeeded byJacob K. Shafer
Personal details
BornMay 6, 1836
Elyria, Ohio
DiedJune 18, 1870(1870-06-18) (aged 34)
Idaho City, Idaho Territory
Political partyDemocratic
ProfessionLawyer, Politician

Edward Dexter Holbrook (May 6, 1836 – June 18, 1870) was a congressional delegate from 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.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "Edward Dexter Holbrook (id: H000710)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Wallace
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Idaho

Succeeded by
Jacob K. Shafer

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.