Thad Cochran

Dec 7, 1937 – May 30, 2019 (Age 81)


Thad Cochran was a longtime senator from the state of Mississippi, serving as a Republican from 1978 until he resigned his seat in April, 2018, for health concerns. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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What a great experience I had working with Thad Cochran and his staff in 1985 as a LEGIS Fellow. My sympathy to all, especially to Kay. I also lost my wife Jo on May 8 this year, so this was not a great year!

Thank you, Mr. Cochran, for everything, especially your kindness and dedication to your state and country!

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Thank you for your service to the state of Mississippi during Katrina. R.I.P.

You will be sorely missed! Fly high Senator!

Thank you Sir for your service to Mississippi, the nation, world, and human kind. I also deeply appreciate your conservation efforts especially for waterfowl.
Dr. Rick Kaminski, Waterfowl and Wetlands Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University (1983-2015), and Director of James C. Kennedy Waterfowl & Wetlands Conservation Center, Clemson University (2015-present).

My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time; may the warm memories of him keep him alive in your minds and hearts.

I was a classmate of Thad at Ole Miss; graduated with him and commissioned in the Navy with him in May 1959. A true leader and gentleman and a great Ole Miss Rebel. My sincere condolences to the entire family. God bless him and all of you.