NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - A longtime southern Indiana lawmaker has died at the age of 84.
Bill Cochran passed away Thursday morning after a sudden illness.
The New Albany native served district 72 during his 34 years as a state representative.
Cochran is known for helping secure funding for the development of the Indiana University Southeast campus, creating the Clark-Floyd Tourism Bureau and converting the Culbertson Mansion to a state historic site.
Flags were flown at half-staff across the state Tuesday in Cochran’s honor.