David Alexander Bokee
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 2nd district
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
|Preceded by||Henry Cruse Murphy|
|Succeeded by||Obadiah Bowne|
|Member of the New York Senate|
from the 2nd district
January 1, 1848 – December 31, 1849
|Preceded by||new district|
|Succeeded by||John A. Cross|
|Born||October 6, 1805|
New York City, New York
|Died||March 15, 1860 (aged 54)|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Ann Dowdny|
|Children||Helena Stevens Bokee |
Frederick William Bokee
Margaret Swanston Bokee
Joseph Moore Bokee
David Alexander BokeeWilliam Blossom Bokee
David Alexander Bokee (October 6, 1805 – March 15, 1860) was an American lawyer, merchant and politician from New York.
Born in New York City, Bokee was the son of Frederick and Rachel McKenzie Bokee and attended the public schools. He then engaged in mercantile pursuits while he studied law. He was admitted to the bar, and practiced law. Later he was also a shipping merchant. He married Sarah Ann Dowdny and they had six children, Helena, Frederick, Margaret, Joseph, David, and William.
Bokee was President of the Brooklyn Board of Aldermen from 1840 to 1843; and again from 1845 to 1848. He was a member of the New York State Senate (2nd D.) in 1848 and 1849. He was also a Trustee of the New York Life Insurance Company from 1848 to 1860.
He was elected as a Whig to the 31st United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1849, to March 3, 1851. Bokee was appointed by President Millard Fillmore as Naval Officer of the Port of New York, and remained in office from 1851 to 1853.
- United States Congress. "David A. Bokee (id: B000599)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- David A. Bokee at Find a Grave
|New York State Senate|
|Preceded by |
| New York State Senate |
John A. Cross
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
Henry Cruse Murphy
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 2nd congressional district