Dale M. Cochran

American politician

Dale M. Cochran (November 20, 1928 – August 27, 2018) was an American politician. He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives from 1965 to 1987. From 1975 to 1978, Cochran was Speaker of the House.

A Democrat, he as the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture from 1987 to 1998.

Cochran died in Des Moines, Iowa on August 27, 2018 from stomach cancer at the age of 89.[1]


  1. "Former Speaker of the State House and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Dale Cochran Dies". KCRG. Retrieved August 28, 2018.