Member Biography

John Cochran 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1879-1880       2 Democrat
1881-1882       2 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


1811 -

John Cochran (D2) Philadelphia (Part) County 1879-1882

Early Life:

John Cochran, born 1811, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey; Princeton College; he studied law, engaged in the practice of that profession; member, select council of the city of Philadelphia, nine years; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1879-1882; No other information available.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1879-1882; committee assignments, Corporations, Judiciary (General), Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Apportionment, Municipal Affairs.


Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1881) Smull, W.P., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 674, 680-682, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 641.