Thad Cochran

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Thad Cochran
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
December 27, 1978 – April 1, 2018
Preceded byJames Eastland
Succeeded byCindy Hyde-Smith
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – April 1, 2018
Preceded byBarbara Mikulski
Succeeded byRichard Shelby
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byTed Stevens
Succeeded byRobert Byrd
Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2005
Preceded byTom Harkin
Succeeded bySaxby Chambliss
Chair of the Senate Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1997
LeaderBob Dole
Trent Lott
Preceded byJohn Chafee
Succeeded byConnie Mack III
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – December 26, 1978
Preceded bySonny Montgomery
Succeeded byJon Hinson
Personal details
William Thad Cochran

(1937-12-07)December 7, 1937
Pontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedMay 30, 2019(2019-05-30) (aged 81)
Oxford, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (1967–2019)
Other political
Democratic (before 1967)
Rose Clayton
(m. 1964; her death 2014)

Kay Webber
(m. 2015; his death 2019)
EducationUniversity of Mississippi (BA, JD)
WebsiteSenate website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1959–1961

William Thad Cochran (December 7, 1937 – May 30, 2019) was an American politician. He was a United States senator of Mississippi. He became senator in 1978 until 2018. Cochran is a member of the United States Republican Party.

On March 5, 2018, he announced his intention to resign from the Senate on April 1 for health reasons.[1]

Almost a year later from his retirement, Cochran died on May 30, 2019 at a nursing home in Oxford, Mississippi at the age of 81.[2] The cause of death was renal failure.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran announces he is stepping down". The Guardian. March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Longtime GOP Sen. Thad Cochran dies at 81
  3. Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican and former Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, dies at 81

Other websites[change | change source]

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