Bill Cochran: Longtime southern Indiana lawmaker dies

Bill Cochran: Longtime southern Indiana lawmaker dies
Bill Cochran died from a sudden illness at the age of 84. (Source: News and Tribune)

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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