Aaron Van Schaick Cochrane

Aaron Van Schaick Cochrane ( born March 14, 1858 in Coxsackie, New York, † September 7, 1943 in Hudson, New York) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1897 and 1901 he represented the State of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Isaac W. Van Schaick was his uncle.


Aaron Van Schaick Cochrane was born about three years before the outbreak of civil war in Coxsackie in Greene County. He attended community schools, and the Hudson River Institute in Claverack. In 1879 he graduated from Yale College and moved in the same year by Hudson. He studied law. His admission to the bar he received in 1881 and then began practicing in Hudson. He was 1887 and 1888 in Hudson City Judge. Between 1889 and 1892 he held the post of district attorney ( district attorney ) in Columbia County. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1896 for the 55th Congress Cochrane was in the 19th electoral district of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Frank S. Black on March 4, 1897. He was re-elected once. Since he gave up for reelection in 1900, he retired after the March 3, 1901 out of the Congress.

We chose him in 1901 to associate judge (associate justice) at the New York Supreme Court, he was re-elected in 1915. His term ended in 1928. Governor Nathan Lewis Miller appointed him in 1922 to the presiding judge ( presiding justice) of the Appeals Chamber ( appellate division ) of the New York Supreme Court. Cochrane came back in 1928 from his judge post, however, was continued until 1941 as the official referee (official referee ) operates. On September 7, 1943, he died in Hudson. His body was then buried at the Riverside Cemetery in Coxsackie.