ESTABROOK, Experience, (1813 - 1894)


ESTABROOK, Experience, a Delegate from the Territory of Nebraska; born in Lebanon, N.H., April 30, 1813; moved with his parents to Clarence, Erie County, N.Y., in 1822; attended the public schools and Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; was graduated from the Chambersburg (Pa.) Law School; was admitted to the bar in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1839; worked as a clerk at the navy yard in Brooklyn and later commenced the practice of law in Buffalo; moved to Geneva, Wis., in 1840 and continued the practice of law; delegate to the second State constitutional convention in 1848; member of the State house of representatives in 1851; attorney general of Wisconsin in 1852 and 1853; appointed by President Pierce attorney general of the Territory of Nebraska and served from 1855 to 1859; presented credentials as a Delegate-elect to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1859, to May 18, 1860, when he was succeeded by Samuel G. Daily, who contested his election; appointed by the Governor to codify the Nebraska State laws in 1866; prosecuting attorney for Douglas County in 1867 and 1868; member of the State constitutional convention in 1871; died in Omaha, Nebr., March 26, 1894; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.