Alexander COCKBURN

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Journalist

AmericanBorn Alexander Claud COCKBURN

Irish American political journalist and writer

Born on June 06, 1941 in Scotland

Died on July 12, 2012 in Germany

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Born in Scotland, Cockburn grew up in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. He was the eldest son of the former communist author and journalist, Claud Cockburn, by his third wife, Patricia Byron, née Arbuthnot (who also wrote an autobiography, Figure of Eight). His ancestors included Sir George Cockburn, 10th Baronet.



He had one daughter, Daisy Alice Cockburn (5 February 1969), whose mother is the writer Emma Tennant (his wife 13 December 1968 – 1973), and two younger brothers, Andrew Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn, who are also journalists. His half-sister, the barrister and mystery writer Sarah Caudwell, died in 2000. In addition, journalists Laura Flanders and Stephanie Flanders are his half-nieces, daughters of his half-sister Claudia Cockburn and her husband Michael Flanders. Actress Olivia Wilde is his niece, daughter of his brother Andrew Cockburn.

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