Nebraska Authors

Aileen G. Cochran

AKA: Aileen Gantt Cochran

Born 1888-11-04 North Platte, NE (USA)

Died 1984-12
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery

Former First Lady of Nebraska, Aileen Gantt Cochran was the wife of former Governor Robert LeRoy Cochran. Together they worked to restore the Nebraska Public Library Commission which had been eliminated in 1933 by former Governor Charles Bryan. Aileen was a strong advocate for libraries and helped to create the first Bookmobile service in the state of Nebraska.

Places Lived

North Platte, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Unknown


Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Superintendent of Schools, Lincoln County, Nebraska
Advocate for Libraries

Places Worked

North Platte High School
Lincoln County Public School System
Nebraska Public Library Commission


Honored for her role in restoring the Nebraska Library Commission and creating the first Bookmobile in Nebraska in 1936


Nebraska Public Library Commission


Helped to draft legislation restoring the Public Library Commission in the State of Nebraska

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