We have an obligation though to help ensure that the operations in Iraq are brought to a conclusion successfully, and I think supporting the president in his efforts to maintain the peace here at home and protect our security are very important indeedCongress jeers and cheers Bush econ plans Feb 03, 2005
We have an opportunity, but we have an obligation to senior citizens and to the younger people who are entering the workforce today to help ensure that they are going to be able to trust the government to have a workable program that benefits them as wellCongress jeers and cheers Bush econ plans Feb 03, 2005
U.S. Senator William Thad Cochran
William Thad Cochran (born December 7, 1937 in Pontotoc, Mississippi) is the senior United States Senator from Mississippi, and is a member of the Republican Party.
He was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi, to William Holmes Cochran and Emma Grace (nee Berry), a school principal and a teacher, respectively. His family settled in Hinds County, Mississippi, home of the state capital, Jackson, in 1946 after a few moves around the northern part of the state. Cochran still lives in Jackson today.Cochran earned Eagle Scout as a youth and was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award as an adult. He graduated from Byram High School near Jackson and received a B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi with a major in psychology and a minor in political science in 1959. There he joined the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and was on the cheerleading squad with fellow senator Trent Lott. After a time in the United States Navy (1959–1961), he attended the University of Mississippi School of Law, was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and graduated in 1965. He then practiced law for seven years. He married Rose Clayton on June 6, 1964; the couple has two children.