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Holbrook, Edward Dexter


Ohio born and Oberlin College educated lawyer who sat as a Democrat as Idaho's territorial representative in the U.S. Congress for two terms.  Censured by the House for "unparliamentary language" and not re-elected, he died soon after in a street gunfight with a local Demoncratic colleague, aged thirty-four.  (By John Osborne) 

Life span: 
05/06/1836 to 06/18/1870


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