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Thad Cochran

U.S. Senator William Thad Cochran
Personal data
Date of birthDecember 7, 1937(age 78)
Place of birthPontotoc, Mississippi
Political partyRepublican
SpouseRose Clayton Cochran
ResidenceJackson, Mississippi
Alma materUniversity of Mississippi (B.A., J.D.)
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1959-1961
Assumed officeDecember 27, 1978
Serving with Roger Wicker
Preceded byJames O. Eastland
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations
In officeJanuary 3, 2005 - January 3, 2007
Succeeded byRobert Byrd
Preceded byTed Stevens
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
In officeJanuary 3, 2003 - January 3, 2005
Succeeded bySaxby Chambliss
Preceded byTom Harkin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi's 4th district
In officeJanuary 3, 1973 - December 26, 1978
Succeeded byJon Hinson
Preceded bySonny Montgomery

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William Thad Cochran (born December 7, 1937) is the senior United States Senator from Mississippi and a member of the Republican Party. First elected to the Senate in 1978, he is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and was its chairman and 2005 to 2007.

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