Representatives: Thad Cochran dies

Representatives for former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran confirm he died Thursday morning in Oxford at the age of 81.

Cochran served in the U.S. Navy. He later served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Agriculture Committee.

In April of 2018, after serving in the Senate for more than four decades, Cochran resigned due to health concerns.

Funeral services for Cochran are pending.

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