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|United States Senator|
December 27, 1978 – April 1, 2018
|Preceded by||James Eastland|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Mississippi's 4th district
January 3, 1973 – December 26, 1978
|Preceded by||Sonny Montgomery|
|Succeeded by||Jon Hinson|
William Thad Cochran
December 7, 1937
Pontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.
May 30, 2019 (aged 81)|
Oxford, Mississippi, U.S.
|Political party||Republican (1967–2019)|
|Democratic (before 1967)|
Rose Clayton (m. 1964–2014)|
Kay Webber (m. 2015–2019)
|Education||University of Mississippi (BA, JD)|
|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.
- "Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran announces he is stepping down.". The Guardian. March 5, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/05/mississippi-senator-thad-cochran-announces-he-is-stepping-down. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
- Longtime GOP Sen. Thad Cochran dies at 81
- Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican and former Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, dies at 81