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Thomas Cunningham Cochran

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Preceded by  Howard W. Stull
Political party  Republican
Party  Republican Party
Succeeded by  William M. Berlin
Died  December 10, 1957

Preceded by  Harris J. Bixler
Role  U.S. representative
Succeeded by  Denis J. Driscoll
Name  Thomas Cochran
Resigned  January 3, 1935
Born  November 30, 1877 Sandy Creek, Pennsylvania (1877-11-30)

Thomas Cunningham Cochran (November 30, 1877 – December 10, 1957) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Thomas C. Cochran was born in Sandy Creek Township, Pennsylvania (near Sheakleyville, Pennsylvania). He moved with his parents to Mercer, Pennsylvania, in 1879. He graduated from the Mercer High School in 1896 and from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, in 1901. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was a member of the faculty of Mercer Academy in 1902 and 1903. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1903. He commenced practice in Mercer, Pennsylvania. He was district attorney of Mercer County, Pennsylvania, from 1906 to 1909. He was a trustee of Westminster College.

Cochran was elected as a Republican to the Seventieth and to the three succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1934. After his time in Congress, he served as a delegate to the Inter-Parliamentary Union Conferences in Paris, France, in 1927, Berlin, Germany, in 1928, Geneva, Switzerland, in 1929, London, England, in 1930, and Istanbul, Turkey, in 1934, and as an observer in Oslo, Norway, in 1939, Istanbul in 1951, and Washington, D.C. in 1953. He resumed the practice of law, and died in Mercer. Interment in Mercer Citizens Cemetery.

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