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Archelaus M. Cochran

farmer

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

Member Texas Legislature, 1866.

Connections

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