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Remembering the Life of Thad Cochran

The state funeral for former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2019 in the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson.

Cochran was elected to the U.S. House in 1972 and to the Senate in 1978. As chairman of the Appropriations Committee, he steered billions of dollars to Mississippi for universities, agriculture, and Hurricane Katrina recovery. He retired in 2018.

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MPB broadcasts U.S. Senator Thad Cochran’s funeral live from Mississippi State Capitol
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Sen. Thad Cochran
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Mississippi Public Broadcasting streamed a live broadcast of Remembering the Life of Thad Cochran Monday, June 3 on MPB Television, MPB Think Radio and online at https://youtu.be/PZogqm6oB6w.

The funeral was held at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson. Another service is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 at Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson.

Cochran was elected to the U.S. House in 1972 and to the Senate in 1978. As chairman of the Appropriations Committee, he steered billions of dollars to Mississippi for universities, agriculture and Hurricane Katrina recovery. He retired in 2018.

Cochran died Thursday, May 30 at a veterans' nursing home in Oxford, Mississippi. He was 81.