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.


Cox, Harold "Senate Members "C"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

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