Bill Cochran: Longtime southern Indiana lawmaker dies

Bill Cochran died from a sudden illness at the age of 84.
Bill Cochran died from a sudden illness at the age of 84.(News and Tribune)
Published: Jan. 7, 2019 at 8:43 PM EST
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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.

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