BOKEE, David Alexander, (1805 - 1860)


BOKEE, David Alexander, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, October 6, 1805; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; president of the Brooklyn Board of Aldermen 1840-1843 and 1845-1848; member of the State senate 1846-1849; trustee of the New York Life Insurance Co., 1848-1860; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); appointed by President Fillmore as naval officer of customs of the port of New York and served from 1851 to 1853; engaged as a shipping merchant; died in Washington, D.C., March 15, 1860; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.