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Biography of Francis Marion Cockrell


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Cockrell, Francis Marion. United States senator. Born in Johnson County, MO, October 1, 1834. Graduate of Chapel Hill College, MO, 1853. Studied law and practiced at Warrensburg. Lawyer, 1875-1905. Served in Confederate States Army, becoming brigadier-general. Democrat. Chairman of senate committee on engrossed bills; member of committees on appropriations, military affairs, rules, etc.; select committee on industrial expositions. Interstate commerce commissioner, 1905-10. Died 1915.