Matthias Jacob Bovee
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 15th district
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
|Preceded by||Charles McVean|
|Succeeded by||John Edwards|
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
|Born||July 24, 1793|
Amsterdam, New York
|Died||September 12, 1872 (aged 79)|
politicianJustice of the Peace
Born in Amsterdam, New York, Bovee attended the rural school until the death of his father in 1807, then taught school in winter and worked the family farm in summer. He married Elizabeth Bovee, daughter of Isacc Bovee.
Bovee engaged in mercantile pursuits in 1815, and served as chairman of the town of Amsterdam. He also served as member of the county board of supervisors. He was elected a member of the State assembly in 1826, and served as Trustee of the village of Amsterdam in 1831.
Elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, Bovee was United States Representative for the fifteenth district of New York from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1837. Afterward he returned to Amsterdam and resumed mercantile pursuits.
In June 1843, Bovee moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and two months later settled near Eagle, Waukesha County. he engaged in agricultural pursuits, and was also in the Justice of the Peace for 10 years.
Bovee died in Eagle, Wisconsin, on September 12, 1872 (age 79 years, 50 days). He is interred at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Eagle, Wisconsin. His sister Polly (Mary) was the wife of Congressman Benedict Arnold.
- United States Congress. "Matthias J. Bovee (id: B000675)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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