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COCKBURN, James, Canadian statesman, born near Berwick, on the Scottish borders, 13 February, 1819; died in Ottawa, 14 August, 1883. He was educated at the Berwick grammar-school and at Upper Canada College, studied law, and was admitted to the Upper Canada bar in 1846. He was appointed solicitor-general of Upper Canada and a member of the cabinet in March, 1864, and retained those offices until the union in 1867. In November of that year he was unanimously elected first speaker of the Dominion house of commons, and in February, 1872, was chosen speaker of the second parliament. He was a member of the Quebec confederation conference in 1864. He was a liberal-conservative.
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