Aaron Van Schaick COCHRANE, Congress, NY (1858-1943)


COCHRANE, Aaron Van Schaick, (nephew of Isaac Whitbeck Van Schaick), a Representative from New York; born in Coxsackie, Greene County, N.Y., March 14, 1858; attended the common schools and the Hudson River Institute at Claverack, N.Y.; was graduated from Yale College in 1879; moved to Hudson, N.Y., in 1879; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Hudson, N.Y.; city judge of Hudson in 1887 and 1888; district attorney of Columbia County 1889-1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901); was not a candidate for renomination in 1900 but was elected associate justice of the supreme court of New York in 1901; reelected in 1915 for the term ending in 1928, designated by Governor Miller presiding justice of the appellate division of the State supreme court in 1922; retired from the bench in 1928 but served as official referee until 1941; died in Hudson, N.Y., September 7, 1943; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present