Abraham Bockee

Abraham Bockee ( born February 3, 1784 in Shekomeko, New York, † June 1, 1865 ) was an American lawyer and politician. He represented 1829-1831 and 1833-1837 the State of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Abraham Bockee was born five months after the end of the Revolutionary War in Shekomeko. He attended public schools and graduated in 1803 from Union College in Schenectady. Bockee studied law in Poughkeepsie. His admission to the bar he received in 1806 and practiced there until 1815, when he returned to Shekomeko. He worked in agriculture. In 1820 he sat in the New York State Assembly.

At that time he joined the Jacksonian Group. In the congressional elections of 1828 he was in the fifth electoral district of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas Taber on March 4, 1829. He retired after March 3, 1831 from the Congress. In 1832 he ran again for a congress seat. After a successful election, he entered on March 4, 1833, the successor of Edmund H. Pendleton. He was re-elected once and retired after the March 3, 1837 from the Congress of. As a Congressman he had presided over the Committee on Agriculture ( 23rd and 24th Congress ).

Then he sat 1840-1844 in the Senate from New York. In 1843 he was elected Judge of the Court of Appeal ( Court of Errors ). Then he was in 1846 the first judge of the Dutchess County Court, he died last year of the Civil War on June 1, 1865 in Shekomeko and was buried at his estate near.