Biography of Francis Marion Cockrell


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.