Thomas Cunningham Cochran

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Thomas Cunningham Cochran
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th district
In office
1933–1935
Preceded by Howard W. Stull
Succeeded by Denis J. Driscoll
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th district
In office
1927–1933
Preceded by Harris J. Bixler
Succeeded by William M. Berlin
Personal details
Born (1877-11-30)November 30, 1877
Sandy Creek, Pennsylvania
Died December 10, 1957(1957-12-10) (aged 80)
Political party Republican

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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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harris J. Bixler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

1927–1933
Succeeded by
William M. Berlin
Preceded by
Howard W. Stull
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

1933–1935
Succeeded by
Denis J. Driscoll