Thad Cochran

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Thad Cochran
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United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
December 27, 1978 – April 1, 2018
Preceded byJames Eastland
Succeeded byCindy Hyde-Smith
Chairmanships
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
Born
William Thad Cochran

(1937-12-07) December 7, 1937 (age 81)
Pontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (1967–present)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic (before 1967)
Spouse(s)
Rose Clayton
(m. 1964; died 2014)

Kay Webber (m. 2015)
Children2
EducationUniversity of Mississippi (BA, JD)
Signature
WebsiteSenate website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1959–1961

William Thad Cochran (born December 7, 1937) is 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran announces he is stepping down". The Guardian. March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]

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