Georges Cochon

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Georges Cochon circa 1912-1913

Georges Cochon (1879-1959) was a tapestry maker, an anarchist and the secretary of the Federation of Tenants.[1]


He was born on March 26, 1879 in Chartres, France. In 1912 in Paris he developed a strategy to help tenants with overdue payments keep their belongings. He died on April 25, 1959.[2]

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  1. ^ "Georges Cochon". Recollection Books. Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  2. ^ "By Moving Tenants Out of Lodgings on Which Rent Is Overdue Before Their Furniture Can Be Seized He Has Become a Celebrity in Volatile France" (PDF). New York Times. September 29, 1912. Retrieved 2009-07-24. There is a part of Paris where the housing problem is even more serious than it is in Rivington Street, and where every day there wander through the slummy streets men and women and children and babies in search of a tight roof against the rain, air to breathe, and sun enough to dry the washing.