Abraham Bockee Edit Profile
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.
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 First Judge of the Dutchess County Court in 1846. Bockee died on June 1, 1865, in Shekomeko, New York.
And was buried on his estate there.
Federalist Party, Democratic Party.
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.