Clark Betton COCHRANE, Congress, NY (1815-1867)


COCHRANE, Clark Betton, a Representative from New York; born in New Boston, N.H., May 31, 1815; moved to Montgomery County, N.Y.; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and practiced in Amsterdam 1841-1851, Schenectady 1851-1855, and Albany, N.Y., from 1855 until his death; elected as a Democrat a member of the State assembly in 1844; trustee of Union College 1853-1867; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of law in Albany; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; again a member of the State assembly in 1866; died in Albany, N.Y., on March 5, 1867; interment in Green Hill Cemetery, Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y.

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