Born: June 6, 1941
Occupation: Lawyer, journalist, author
Biography: Alexander Claud Cockburn was an Irish American political journalist and writer. Cockburn was brought up 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.