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Alexander Gilmore Cochran

Born: Mar 20, 1846

Death: May 1, 1928

Birthplace: Allegheny

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Alexander Gilmore Cochran

Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1846
Date of Death : May 1, 1928
Birth Place : Allegheny

Alexander Gilmore Cochran was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Alexander Gilmore Cochran was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania. He attended private and public schools of that city, Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and Columbia Law School in New York City. Cochran was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh. Cochran was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876. He resumed the practice of law at Pittsburgh. He moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1879, where he continued the practice of law, and for more than twenty years was general solicitor for the Missouri Pacific Railway Company and head of its legal department in the West. He also served as vice president of the Missouri Pacific and Iron Mountain Railway. He served as judge advocate with rank of lieutenant colonel in the Missouri National Guard. He died in St. Louis in 1928 and was interned in Bellefontaine Cemetery.


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