Thad Cochran

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Thad Cochran
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – April 1, 2018
Preceded by Barbara Mikulski
Succeeded by Richard Shelby
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Ted Stevens
Succeeded by Robert Byrd
Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Tom Harkin
Succeeded by Saxby Chambliss
Chair of the Senate Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1997
Leader Bob Dole
Trent Lott
Preceded by John Chafee
Succeeded by Connie Mack III
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
December 27, 1978 – April 1, 2018
Preceded by James Eastland
Succeeded by Cindy Hyde-Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – December 26, 1978
Preceded by Sonny Montgomery
Succeeded by Jon Hinson
Personal details
Born William Thad Cochran
(1937-12-07) December 7, 1937 (age 80)
Pontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.
Political party Republican (1967–present)
Other political
Democratic (before 1967)
Spouse(s) Rose Clayton (m. 1964; d. 2014)
Kay Webber (m. 2015)
Children 2
Education University of Mississippi (BA, JD)
Website Senate website
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1959–1961

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]

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