Senator Thad Cochran (MS), a long-time friend of America’s sportsmen and women, passed away on May 30.
During his 45-year career the Senator served as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and as the Chairman for the Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Nutrition. Cochran was the longest serving Senator of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) with 36 years of service.
“Mississippi has suffered a tremendous loss today. Senator Thad Cochran was an incredible leader and a most respected member of the United States Senate. My colleagues who served with him consistently speak of him with such high regard. So many have said to me that he was truly their favorite Senator and friend. He treated everyone with distinction and had a caring and concerned heart for his constituents and the state he so dearly loved,” said Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS) in a news release.
SCI members join with those in Washington D.C. and across the country in mourning the loss of a legendary public servant and fellow hunter. SCI offers condolences to the Cochran family.