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Captain Sir Archibald Douglas Cochrane, GCMG, KCSI, DSO (8 January 1885 – 16 April 1958) was a Scottish politician and naval officer.

The second son of Thomas Cochrane, 1st Baron Cochrane of Cults, he served with the Royal Navy from 1901. During World War I he was mentioned in despatches three times, and awarded the Distinguished Service Order and bar. He was Unionist Member of Parliament (MP) for East Fife from 1924 until he lost the seat at the 1929 General Election. He then sat for Dunbartonshire from a 1932 by-election until 1936. He was Governor of Burma from 1936 until 1941. He was also a director of Standard Life. In 1926 he married Julia Dorothy, daughter of Fiennes Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis. The couple had one son and one daughter.

He was awarded the KCSI in 1936 and the GCMG in 1937.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Duncan Millar
Member of Parliament for East Fife
1924–1929
Succeeded by
James Duncan Millar
Preceded by
John Gibb Thom
Member of Parliament for Dunbartonshire
1932–1936
Succeeded by
Thomas Cassells
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Hugh Landsdowne Stephenson
Governor of British Crown Colony of Burma
1936–1941
Succeeded by
Sir Reginald Hugh Dorman-Smith

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