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

Kay Webber
(m. 2015; his death 2019)
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 (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.
  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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