Cockran The Socialite

As a young man, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the world famous author, was inspired by the social and political society of Port Washington on the north coast of Long Island, to write the famous novel The Great Gatsby. One of the members of the fashionable set which made Port Washington its summer base, was Bourke Cockran. On the back of his successful legal career Cockran became a self-made millionaire and purchased 300 acres of land known as the cedars on Long Island.

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