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  Cochran, John J.
NameJohn J. Cochran
St. Louis, Missouri , United States
Born August 11, 1880
DiedMarch 06, 1947 (66 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 21, 2017 09:22pm
InfoCOCHRAN, John Joseph, a Representative from Missouri; born in Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Mo., August 11, 1880; attended the public schools; employed in the editorial department of various St. Louis newspapers for several years; assistant to the election commissioners of St. Louis 1911-1913; secretary to Representative William L. Igoe 1913-1917, 1918-1921; private secretary to United States Senator William J. Stone and clerk to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate in 1917 and 1918; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1921 at St. Louis, Mo., but did not engage in extensive practice; secretary to Representative Harry B. Hawes 1921-1926; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Harry B. Hawes and at the same time was elected to the Seventieth Congress; reelected to the Seventy-first, Seventy-second, and Seventy-third Congresses; did not seek renomination in 1934, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; subsequently was nominated by convention and elected to the Seventy-fourth Congress; reelected to the Seventy-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses; served from November 2, 1926, to January 3, 1947; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Seventy-second through Seventy-sixth Congresses), Committee on Accounts (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; died in St. Louis, Mo., March 6, 1947; interment in Calvary Cemetery.


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  11/07/1944 MO District 13 Won 99.95% (+99.91%)
  11/03/1942 MO District 13 Won 61.30% (+22.60%)
  11/05/1940 MO District 13 Won 64.54% (+29.10%)
  11/08/1938 MO District 13 Won 68.99% (+38.14%)
  11/03/1936 MO District 13 Won 68.18% (+36.56%)
  11/06/1934 MO District 13 Won 65.46% (+31.57%)
  08/07/1934 MO US Senate - D Primary Lost 35.35% (-6.07%)
  11/08/1932 MO At-Large Won 4.88% (+0.00%)
  08/02/1932 MO At-Large - D Primary Won 5.21% (-0.37%)
  11/04/1930 MO District 11 Won 99.85% (+99.70%)
  11/06/1928 MO District 11 Won 57.43% (+14.87%)
  11/02/1926 MO District 11 Won 52.62% (+5.30%)
  11/02/1926 MO District 11 - Special Election Won 52.82% (+5.63%)