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.

Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
Papers: 1848, 1 letter.
A letter from David a. Bokee from January 4, 1848. A finding aid is available in the repository.


University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Alexander H.H. Stuart Papers, ca. 1776-1878, approximately 600 items.
Other authors include David A. Bokee. An annotated list is available in the repository.

  • Bokee, David A. Oration delivered by Hon. David A. Bokee, in the First Baptist church, Brooklyn, July 4th, 1851, on the occasion of the seventy-sixth anniversary of our national independence. Brooklyn: Lees & Foulkes, printers, 1851.