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James Lee Cochran, American corporation executive. Awarded Medal for Valor Philippine Campaign, Distinguished Service Order (British), World War. Member American Legion, Phi Kappa Psi.; Mason.

Background

Cochran, James Lee was born on September 16, 1885 in Spencerville, Ohio, United States. Son of Jasper Lee and Catherine Belle (Carmean) Cochran.

Education

A.M., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1920.

Career

Tire department Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, O., 1920-1921. Detroit branch manager Seiberling Rubber Company, Akron, 1921-1926, Akron branch manager, 1926-1928, Eastern div. manager, 1928-1930, assistant sales manager, 1930-1938, vice president sales, 1938-1948, executive vice-president, director, 1948-1950. President Seiberling Rubber Export Company until 1950, retired.

President, director Cochran Industries, Inc. Started service as Lieutenant Philippine Constabulary, 1906, resigned as lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1919.

Membership

Member American Legion, Phi Kappa Psi. Mason.; Clubs: University, Portage Country (Akron).

Connections

Married Lela Meredith Purdy, July 13, 1914. Children: Betty Ann, James Lee.

father:
Jasper Lee Cochran

mother:
Catherine Belle (Carmean) Cochran

spouse:
Lela Meredith Purdy

children:
Betty Ann Cochran

James Lee Cochran