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Biographical entry Cochrane, John Robert Swan (1891? - 1955)

Born
1891?
Victoria, Australia
Died
3 October 1955
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

John Robert S. Cochrane spent his entire working life in various government explosives factories. From 1948 to 1950 he was appointed Chief Chemical Engineer and Director of the Defence Supply Planning Branch, which he established. In May 1945 he was appointed as Leader of the Australian Scientific and Technical Mission to Germany. As well as collecting information on German industry of value to Australia, Cochrane was responsible for the selection of German chemists and chemical engineers who wished to migrate and could bring into Australia expert knowledge of many industries, including the German development of bituminous and brown coals.

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1915 - 1928
Career position - Chemist at the Government Cordite (Explosives) Factory in Maribyrnong, Victoria
1919
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1928 - 1941
Career position - Manager at the Government Cordite (Explosives) Factory
1928 - 1941
Career position - Assistant Manager at the Government Cordite (Explosives) Factory
1935 - 1937
Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Victorian branch
1941 - 1948
Career position - Manager of the Explosives Factory in Salisbury, UK
1948 - 1950
Career position - Chief Chemical Engineer and Director of the Defence Supply Planning Branch
1950 - 1955
Career position - General Manager of the Government Explosive Factories, Department of Defence Production

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Rosanne Walker