Cecil Cochrane

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Sir Cecil Algernon Cochrane (1869 – 23 September 1960)[1] was a British Liberal Party politician. He was elected Member of Parliament for South Shields in 1916, resigning in 1918.

A nephew of the civil engineer William Cochrane, Cochrane was educated at Sherborne School and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating MA in 1894. In 1905 he married Frances Sibyl, a daughter of Colonel Addison Potter CB, of Heaton Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1910 he fought Durham for the Liberals unsuccessfully, and was briefly Member for South Shields from 1916 to 1918, having been elected at a by-election in 1916, during the First World War.[2]

He was knighted in 1933.[1]

He died on 23 September 1960.[2] Also a steam train is named after him and is kept on the Tanfield Railway.


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 4)
  2. ^ a b ‘COCHRANE, Sir Cecil Algernon’, in Who Was Who (London: A. & C. Black, 1920–2008), online edition (subscription required) by Oxford University Press, December 2007, accessed 7 December 2010

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Russell Rea
Member of Parliament for South Shields
Succeeded by
Joseph Havelock Wilson