Charles F. Cochran

Charles Fremont Cochran ( born September 27, 1846 in Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, † December 19, 1906 in Saint Joseph, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1905 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Cochran attended both public and private schools. In 1860 he moved to Atchison, Kansas. After an apprenticeship in the printing trade, he was in the years 1868 and 1869 publisher and editor of the newspaper " Atchison Patriot". After a subsequent law degree in 1873 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. Until 1885 he worked as a lawyer. Between 1880 and 1884 he served as a prosecutor in Atchison County. In 1885, Cochran moved to Saint Joseph, Missouri, where he worked in the newspaper business. He also proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

Between 1890 and 1894 Cochran was a member of the Senate from Missouri. In the congressional elections of 1896 he was in the fourth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George Calhoun Crowther on March 4, 1897. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1905 four legislative sessions. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898. In 1904, he withdrew his candidacy for re-election back.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, Charles Cochran devoted again to the newspaper business. He founded a weekly newspaper, which he edited until his death on 19 December 1906.