Francis Claud Cockburn (// KOH-bərn; 12 April 1904 – 15 December 1981) was a British journalist. His saying "believe nothing until it has been officially denied" is widely quoted in journalistic studies, but he did not claim credit for originating it. He was the second cousin, once removed, of the novelists Alec Waugh and Evelyn Waugh. He lived at Brook Lodge, Youghal, County Cork, Ireland.
Francis Claud Cockburn
12 April 1904
|Died||15 December 1981 77) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Hope Hale Davis|