Leslie Corkill Redlich Cockburn (ˈkoʊbərn KOH-bərn; born September 2, 1952) is an American writer and filmmaker who has covered a wide variety of international stories in almost every part of the globe.
Francis Claud Cockburn of Brook Lodge, Youghal, County Cork, Munster, Ireland (ˈkoʊbərn KOH-bərn; 12 April 1904 – 15 December 1981) was a British journalist. He was a well known proponent of communism. His saying "believe nothing until it has been officially denied" is widely quoted in journalistic studies, although he doesn't claim credit for originating it. He was the second cousin, once removed, of novelists Alec Waugh and Evelyn Waugh.
George Bertram Cockburn OBE (8 January 1872 – 25 February 1931) was a research chemist who became an aviation pioneer. He represented Great Britain in the first international air race at Rheims and co-founded the first aerodrome for the army at Larkhill. He also trained the first four pilots of what was to become the Fleet Air Arm. During World War I he worked as a Government Inspector of Aeroplanes for the Royal Flying Corps at Farnborough and subsequently became Head of the Accidents Branch of the Department of the Controller-General of Civil Aviation at the Air Ministry.
M. D. Cockburn was a Scottish coffee planter, and district collector of Salem, in Tamil Nadu, India, between 1820 and 1829. Cockburn is known as the "Father of Yercaud" for developing the resources of the Shevaroy Hills, and for introducing the cultivation of coffee, pears and apples into most of the hill stations of Tamil Nadu, particularly in Yercaud, a small hill station in Salem District.
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