Abraham Bockee

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Abraham Bockee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
Preceded by Thomas Taber II
Succeeded by Edmund H. Pendleton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Preceded by Edmund H. Pendleton
Succeeded by Obadiah Titus
Personal details
Born February 3, 1784 (1784-02-03)
Shekomeko, New York
Died June 1, 1865 (1865-07) (aged 81)
Shekomeko, New York
Citizenship  United States
Political party Federalist

Jacksonian

Spouse(s) Martha Oakley Bockee
Children Catharine Jerusha Bockee Flint

Mary Bockee Willson

Jesse Oakley Bockee

Alexander Phoenix Bockee

Isaac Smith Bockee

Phoenix Bockee

Alma mater Union College
Profession Attorney

politician

farmer

judge

Abraham Bockee (February 3, 1784 – June 1, 1865) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Biography[edit]

Born in Shekomeko, New York, Bockee attended the public schools, and graduated from Union College in 1803. He studied law in Poughkeepsie, was admitted to the bar in 1806, and practiced in Poughkeepsie until 1815, when he returned to Shekomeko to engage in agricultural pursuits. He married Martha Oakley and they had six children, Catharine Jerusha, Mary, Jesse Oakley, Alexander Phoenix, Isaac Smith, and Phoenix.

Career[edit]

Bockee was a Federalist member of the New York State Assembly (Dutchess Co.) in 1820.

He was elected as a Jacksonian to the 21st United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1829, to March 3, 1831. He was elected again to the 23rd and 24th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1833, to March 3, 1837. He was Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture during the 23rd and 24th Congresses.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (2nd D.) from 1842 to 1845, sitting in the 65th, 66th, 67th and 68th New York State Legislatures. He was First Judge of the Dutchess County Court in 1846.[1]

Bockee died on June 1, 1865, in Shekomeko, New York; and was buried on his estate there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abraham Bockee". Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Taber II
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

1829–1831
Succeeded by
Edmund H. Pendleton
Preceded by
Edmund H. Pendleton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

1833–1837
Succeeded by
Obadiah Titus
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Henry A. Livingston
New York State Senate
Second District (Class 3)

1842–1845
Succeeded by
Saxton Smith