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Peyton Skipwith Cochran Jr., Rouse Co. executive

Peyton Skipwith Cochran Jr., Rouse Co. executive

Peyton Skipwith Cochran Jr., a longtime Rouse Co. executive who helped develop shopping centers but was deeply interested in land preservation, died Thursday at Springwell Senior Living in Baltimore from complications of Alzheimer's and a stroke. He was 85.

In addition to helping start two local groups that reflected his interest in the outdoors, Mr. Cochran — known as Skip — was active in fox hunting and steeplechasing. He was a partner in Arcadia Stable, owner of Buck Jakes, a horse that twice won the Maryland Hunt Cup and died at age 24 in January.

Mr. Cochran, the son of a Sun Oil Co. executive, grew up in the Green Spring Valley in Baltimore County...

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