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Thad Cochran
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
William Thad Cochran

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

Kay Webber
(m. 2015; his death 2019)
Children 2
Education University of Mississippi (BA, JD)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1959–1961

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.

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. The cause of death was renal failure.

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