Senator Thad Cochran

Senior Senator from Mississippi, Republican

Top Industries
#IndustryYr AmountCareer Amount
1Crop Production & Basic Processing$458,025$1,007,189
2Leadership PACs$418,800$559,081
3Lawyers/Law Firms$284,300$670,185
6Agricultural Services/Products$178,500$463,348
7Oil & Gas$177,305$401,290
8Defense Aerospace$173,500$392,986
9Misc Defense$155,600$246,350
18Telephone Utilities$87,600$191,530
Top Donors 2014
#DonorYr AmountCareer Amount
1Telapex Inc$71,350$91,450
2General Atomics$57,100$63,100
3Baker, Donelson et al$45,450$62,250
4Tenax Aerospace$41,500$41,500
5Votesane PAC$35,500$35,500
6Northrop Grumman$34,000$66,225
7Balch & Bingham$32,950$45,450
8Raytheon Co$30,000$55,300
9Southern Co$24,000$50,000
10Huntington Ingalls Industries$22,700$22,700

Bio Information

COCHRAN, William Thad, (1937 - ) Senate Years of Service: 1978- Party: Republican COCHRAN, William Thad, 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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