George Moffett Cochran ( 1969-1987)

Further reading:

George M. Cochran, “Augusta Then and Now, 1738-1988,” Augusta Historical Bulletin 25, no. 1 (Spring 1989).

George M. Cochran, “Virginia Facing Reality: the 1959 Perrow Commission,” Journal of the History Museum and Historical Society of Western Virginia 17, no. 2 (2008).

Douglas Smith, “‘When Reason Collides with Prejudice”: Armistead Lloyd Boothe and the Politics of Desegregation in Virginia, 1948-1963,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (1994). Cochran is represented in this article about the “Young Turks,” a group of legislators elected after World War II who tried to moderate resistance to integration in the 1950s.

Obituary, “Justice George Moffett Cochran, 1912-2011.” Augusta Historical Bulletin (2010).

Research collections:

Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Richmond, Va.
George M. Cochran Papers, 1968; circa 300 items.
Materials compiled while Justice Cochran served on the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Revision to rewrite the 1902 Virginia Constitution.