William Ted Cochran ( Eng. William Thad Cochran ; December 7, 1937 - May 30, 2019  ) - American politician, US Senator from Mississippi since 1978, member of the Republican Party . On March 5, 2018, announced his intention to leave the Senate ahead of time due to health reasons  .
|William Thad Cochran|
Pontotok, Mississippi , USA
|Children||Clayton Cochran |
|The consignment||Democratic (until 1967) |
Republican (since 1967)
|Academic degree||Bachelor of Arts and LL.D.|
|Years of service||1959 - 1961|
|Type of army||Naval forces|
He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1959 and received a degree in law in 1965. From 1959 to 1961 he served in the US Navy . He practiced law in the city of Jackson . In 1968 he led the election campaign of Richard Nixon in Mississippi.
He was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1972, thanks in large part to the successful performance of Nixon in the state during his re-election in 1972 . Cochrane and Trent Lott (also a future senator) elected this year were the second and third Republicans representing the Mississippi in Congress after the Reconstruction of the South .
In 1978, he was elected to the US Senate at the place of retiring . Currently he is heading the Appropriations Committee, which he already headed in 2005-2007. In 2003–2005, he headed the Committee on Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
March 5, 2018 announced the resignation of April 1  .
- Encyclopædia Britannica
- Thad Cochran, longtime Mississippi lawmaker, dies at 81
- Longtime GOP Sen. Thad cochran dies at 81
- Ben Jacobs. Mississippi senator Thad Cochran announces he is stepping down (Eng.) . the Guardian (5 March 2018). The appeal date is March 27, 2018.
- Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Jonathan Martin. Senator Thad Cochran Announces Retirement, Opening Another GOP Seat (English) . The New York Times (5 March 2018). The appeal date is April 1, 2018.