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Cochran, Thad

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Personal name headingCochran, Thad
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Variant(s)Cochran, William Thad
Birth date1937-12-07
Death date2019-05-30
Place of birthPontotoc (Miss.)
Place of deathOxford (Miss.)
AffiliationUniversity of Mississippi
University of Mississippi. School of Law
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationLegislators
Found inHis Delegation mission to New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan, 1982: t.p. (Senator Thad Cochran) p. iii (U.S. Senate, Wash., D.C.)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress, June 6, 2013 (Cochran, William Thad, Senate years of service: 1978- ; a Senator and a Representative from Mississippi; born in Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Miss., December 7, 1937; educated in the public schools of Mississippi; graduated, University of Mississippi, Oxford 1959 and the University of Mississippi Law School 1965; studied international law and jurisprudence at Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland 1963-1964; served in the United States Navy 1959-1961; admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1965 and commenced practice in Jackson; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; reelected to the Ninety-fourth and Ninety-fifth Congresses and served from January 3, 1973, until his resignation on December 26, 1978; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives, but was elected in 1978 to the United States Senate for the term commencing January 3, 1979; subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 27, 1978, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James O. Eastland for the term ending January 3, 1979; reelected in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, and again in 2008 for the term ending January 3, 2015; chair, Senate Republican Conference (1991-97), Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (One Hundred Eighth Congress); Committee on Appropriations (One Hundred Ninth Congress).
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