Sen. Orrin Grant Hatch

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Sen. Orrin Grant Hatch

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Son of Jesse Hatch and Helen Frances Hatch
Husband of Private
Father of Private; Private; Private; Private; Private and 1 other
Brother of Jesse Morlan Hatch; Kenneth Caldwell Hatch; Nancy Joyce Scott; Helen Mabel Hatch; Marilyn Roberta Kuch and 1 other

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About Sen. Orrin Grant Hatch

Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is an American attorney, songwriter, and politician who served as the United States Senator for Utah for 42 years. First elected in 1976, he was the longest-serving Republican) U.S. Senator in history.

Until his retirement in 2019, along with Patrick Leahy from Vermont, he was one of only two sitting U.S. Senators to have served during the presidency of Gerald Ford; he was also one of two remaining Republican U.S. Senators, along with Chuck Grassley from Iowa, to have served during the presidency of Jimmy Carter.

Hatch served as either the Chair or ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1993 to 2005. He previously chaired the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions from 1981 to 1987. Hatch also served as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

On January 3, 2015, after the 114th United States Congress was sworn in, Hatch became President pro tempore of the Senate. On January 2, 2018, Hatch announced that he would retire from the Senate and that he would not seek re-election in November.

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Sen. Orrin Grant Hatch's Timeline

March 22, 1934
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States