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Archelaus M. Cochran

Archelaus M. Cochran, American farmer. member Texas Legislature, 1866.


  • Cochran, Archelaus M. was born on September 25, 1938 in Columbia, Tennessee, United States. Son of W. M. and Nancy J. Cochran.

  • Education

    • Student Dallas public schools. Attended medical college U. Louisiana, 1859-1860.


    • Captain in Civil war, 1862. Member Texas Legislature, 1866. Postmaster Dallas, 1879.

      Chairman Republican State Executive Committee for Texas, 1881. Div. collector Internal Revenue, district Texas, 1883. Republican nominee for government Texas, 1886.

      Canvassed Texas and Georgia against prohibtion, 1887. Commissioner World’s Columbian Exposition for Texas, 1890. Canvassed Chicago and Cook Company, Illinois, for Republicans, 1891.

      Republican nominee for Congress, 1901, for Legislature, 1905.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member Texas Legislature, 1866.


    • Married Laura A. Knight, February 22, 1886 (deceased). Married second, Mary A. Collins, January 11, 1871.
    • father: W. M.
    • mother: Nancy J. Cochran
    • spouses: Laura A. Knight
    • Mary A. Collins
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    Born September 25, 1938