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COCHRANE, Matthew Henry, Canadian senator, born in Compton, Quebec, 11 November, 1824. He resided with his father on the farm until he was eighteen years of age, when he went to Boston and engaged in the shoe business. He returned to Canada in 1854 and established the same business, in which he is still engaged, being head of the firm of Cochrane, Cassils & county In 1864 he became an importer of fine breeds of cattle and horses. He is a trustee of Lenoxville University, a member of the council of agriculture of Quebec, and connected as director or president with various other industrial and financial enterprises. Politically he is a conservative, and he was called to the Dominion senate, on 17 October, 1872.
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