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Thad Cochran
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran
United States Senator
from Mississippi
Assumed office
December 27, 1978
Serving with Roger Wicker
Preceded by James O. Eastland
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Ted Stevens
Succeeded by Robert Byrd
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Tom Harkin
Succeeded by Saxby Chambliss
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

December 7, 1937 (1937-12-07) (age 81)
Pontotoc, Mississippi
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Rose Clayton Cochran
Children Clayton Cochran
Kate Cochran
Residence Jackson, Mississippi
Alma mater University of Mississippi (B.A., J.D.)
Occupation Attorney
Military service
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service 1959-1961

William Thad Cochran (born December 7, 1937) is an American politician. He is the United States senator of Mississippi. He became senator in 1978. Cochran is a member of the United States Republican Party.

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