David Alexander Edit Profile
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. Bokee was President of the Brooklyn Board of Aldermen from 1840 to 1843.
And again from 1845 to 1848. 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, hiolding 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. Bokee died on March 15, 1860, in Washington, D.C. And was buried at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
He was a member of the New York State Senate (2nd D) in 1848 and 1849.