Kay Webber Biography
Kay Webber is the 82 year old wife and the former longtime aide to former Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran. She worked for him since 1981. She worked as his Executive Assistant, Receptionist and his Aide.
Kay Webber Age
Kay was born in 1937. She has however not disclosed any details about her exact date of birth. She is 82 years old as of 2019.
Kay Webber Husband – Thad Cochran
She was married to the late Thad Cochran since 2015. The two are said to have been in a relationship for several years before they tied the knot. However, their relationship was kept a secret as Thad was still married to his first wife.
Cochran was married to his former wife Rose Clayton for 50 years since 1964 until her death on December 12, 2014 at the age of 73. Rose’s cause of death was said to be dementia after living in a nursing home for 13 years.
Kay Webber Wedding
Webber and Thad Cochran exchanged their vows in a private ceremony in Gulfport, Mississippi in May 2015. The news of their marriage were released in one-sentence statement by Cochran’s office.Kay Webber Photo
Inappropriate Relationship Allegations
Their relationship became a point of controversy during his bid to win a Republican primary and seek reelection in 2014. Chris McDaniel, his GOP challenger, accused the senator of having an affair with Webber amid a hotly contested primary campaign.
In April 2014, a political blogger took pictures of a bedridden Rose Cochran intending to use the images to advance allegations that the senator was having an inappropriate relationship with Webber. However, his aides said then that there was nothing improper about the senator’s relationship with Webber.
Kay Webber Relationship – Thad Cochran
It is not known when Webber and the former senator, Thad Cochran started began dating. However, after their wedding in 2015 which was a year after his staff vehemently denied that the two had any sort of intimate relationship, questions about their relationships resurfaced.
According to the Washington Post in 2015 its Either the two began a relationship after Cochran’s wife died in December 2014 following a long battle with dementia or his staff was lying about the relationship between him and Kay Webber for fear of admitting an extramarital affair during the heat of a contested primary fight.
The one-line statement released after their wedding by Cochran’s office announcing their marriage didn’t get into the timing of their relationship. However, a few facts helped shed some light on things. According to reports, Webber has been on Cochran’s staff since 1981 and, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, she always accompanied Cochran on more than 30 publicly funded international trips over the past 12 years. At the time , Cochran’s wife, Rose, had been in a nursing home. She had remained at the nursing home since 2001, to the past 13 years leading to her death in 2014.
Kay Webber Career
Kay worked for Senator Thad Cochran as the Excutive Assistant from October 2002 to March 2018, when she retired. Prior to holding that position she had worked for him as Special Services Director from 1996 to 2002 September. She also worked for the Senator as a receptionist between 1985 and 1996. From 1981 when she first began working for Thad she worked as his Aide upto 1985.
Thad Cochran Death and Cause
William Thad Cochran born on December 7th, 1937 was an American attorney and politician who served as the United States Senator from Mississippi from 1978 to 2018. Thad who happened to be a member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1973 to 1978.
Thad resigned from the Senate on April 1st, 2018, due to health concerns. He later passed away on May 30th, 2019, almost 14 months after his resignation. He was 81 years old at the time of his death.
Confirming his death his colleague U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker on Thursday said: “Thad Cochran was a giant in the United States Senate and one of the greatest champions Mississippi has ever known. He was also a dear personal friend for decades … When Thad Cochran left the Senate, I was reminded of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who wrote, ‘Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and departing leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.’”
Thad had two children from his marriage with Rose Clayton Cochran. They include his daughter, Kate Cochran and his son, Clayton Cochran.
Kay Webber Salary – Net Worth
At the time Webber was working as the Senator’s aide, she used to make $165,000. However her exact amount of net worth is not known. We will be sure to notify you if any information on her net worth arises.