|Delegate to the|
U.S. House of Representatives
from the Nebraska Territory's
March 4, 1859 - May 18, 1860
|United States Attorney for the Nebraska Territory|
|Attorney General of Wisconsin|
January 5, 1852 - January 2, 1854
|Governor||Leonard J. Farwell|
|S. Park Coon|
|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly|
from the Walworth 2nd district
January 1, 1851 - January 1, 1852
|Born||April 30, 1813|
Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Died||March 26, 1894 (aged 80)|
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park|
Chambersburg Law School (LLB)
Experience Estabrook (April 30, 1813 – March 26, 1894) was an American attorney and legal administrator. He was the 3rd Attorney General of Wisconsin and the 1st United States Attorney for the Nebraska Territory.
Born in Lebanon, New Hampshire, he moved with his parents to Clarence, New York, in 1822 where he attended the public schools. Estabrook then attended Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Estabrook graduated from the Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Law School, and then was admitted to the bar in Brooklyn, New York in 1839. He worked as a clerk at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn and later practiced law in Buffalo, New York. In 1840, he moved to Geneva, Wisconsin in 1840 and continued the practice of law. Estabrook was a delegate to the second Wisconsin State Constitutional Convention in 1848; in 1851, he became a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. He was Attorney General of Wisconsin in 1852 and 1853.
He ran for Delegate to the Thirty-sixth United States Congress and won by 300 votes, but his opponent Samuel G. Daily contested the election and won. The House Committee on Elections found many cases of fraud and voter irregularities ranging from improperly commissioned election officials to the vote total from Izard county exceeding the county's population. Estabrook served from March 4, 1859, to May 18, 1860, when he was removed and replaced by Samuel G. Daily. Experience Estabrook was appointed by the Governor to codify the Nebraska State laws in 1866.
He then became the prosecuting attorney for Douglas County, Nebraska in 1867, and 1868. He was a member of the Nebraska State Constitutional Convention in 1871. Experience Estabrook died in Omaha, Nebraska, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha.
His daughter Caroline was a composer. His son Henry Dodge Estabrook was a lawyer in New York City.