James Cochrane (mayor)

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James Cochrane
26th Mayor of Montreal
In office
Preceded by Raymond Préfontaine
Succeeded by Hormidas Laporte
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montréal division no. 4
In office
Preceded by Albert William Atwater
Succeeded by George Washington Stephens, Jr.
Personal details
Born 15 September 1852
Kincardine, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died 28 May 1905(1905-05-28) (aged 52)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Profession General contractor

James Cochrane (15 September 1852 – 28 May 1905) was a Canadian construction contractor and politician, the Mayor of Montreal, Quebec between 1902 and 1904.

Cochrane was educated at the British Canadian School and Collegiate College, then began a career in construction-related activity. He was also a Canadian soldier deployed to fight the North-West Rebellion in 1885.

Besides his term as Mayor, Cochrane also served in provincial politics winning the Montréal division no. 4 riding in the 1900 and 1904 Quebec elections. He served in the 10th Legislative Assembly of Quebec concurrent with his service as Montreal Mayor. He was re-elected to a second provincial term in the 11th Assembly, but died in office at Montreal on 28 May 1905.

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