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Alexander Cockburn
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Cockburn in San Francisco in December 2007
Alexander Claud Cockburn

(1941-06-06)6 June 1941
Died 21 July 2012(2012-07-21) (aged 71)
Bad Salzhausen, Germany
Citizenship American, Irish
Occupation Journalist, author
Notable credit(s)
CounterPunch, The Nation, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times
Spouse(s) Emma Tennant (1968–1973)
Children Daisy Alice Cockburn
Parent(s) Claud Cockburn
Patricia Cockburn

Alexander Claud Cockburn ( KOH-bərn; 6 June 1941 – 21 July 2012) was a Scottish born Irish-American political journalist and writer. Cockburn was brought up by British parents in Ireland but had lived and worked in the United States since 1972. Together with Jeffrey St. Clair, he edited the political newsletter CounterPunch. Cockburn also wrote the "Beat the Devil" column for The Nation as well as one for The Week in London, syndicated by Creators Syndicate.

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