David Stokes Lee, a native of Stroud Township, was elected to the position of District Attorney in 1872, holding that office until 1880.
Lee, the son of Daniel and Jerusha Lee, was born on the old Lee homestead in Stroud Township on August 19, 1840. At the age of 17, Lee became a teacher and continued teaching school until 1862, when he enlisted in the Union Army, where he served as an Orderly Sergeant in Company H, 166th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, serving most of his term in the Department of South Carolina.
At the expiration of his term of enlistment in 1863, Lee was honorably discharged and returned to teaching in Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe) in Carbon County, and later became the Principal of the Stroudsburg Academy, a local school in Stroudsburg Borough (now a private home on Thomas Street).
Having studied law for several years, Lee was admitted to the Monroe County Bar on February 28, 1867.
Also in 1867, Lee married Martha S. Posten, daughter of James and Martha Posten. The couple had 4 children – 3 sons and 1 daughter.
After serving as District Attorney from 1872 to 1880, Lee served as legal counsel to the Monroe County Commissioners, and was elected as State Senator in 1898.
David S. Lee passed away at home after a short, but severe, illness on July 27, 1908.