Mark Hatfield

Mark Hatfield REPRepublican

American politician, governor of Oregon and U. S. Senator (1922-2011)

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Mark HatfieldREPRepublican American politician, governor of Oregon and U. S. Senator (1922-2011)
Age at Death1922-2011
Years of Experience
ORResidence (state)

Mark Odom Hatfield (July 12, 1922 – August 7, 2011) was an American politician and educator from the state of Oregon. A Republican, he served eight years as Governor of Oregon, followed by 30 years as one of its United States senators, including time as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. A native Oregonian, he served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II after graduating from Willamette University. After the war he earned a graduate degree from Stanford University before returning to Oregon and Willamette as a professor. While still teaching, Hatfield served in both houses of the Oregon Legislative Assembly. He won election to the Oregon Secretary of State's office at the age of 34 and two years later was elected as the 29th Governor of Oregon. He was the youngest person to ever serve in either of those offices, and served two terms as governor before election to the United States Senate. In the Senate he served for thirty years, and now holds the record for longest tenure of any Senator from Oregon. At the time of his retirement, he was seventh most senior Senator and the second most senior Republican. In 1968, he was considered a candidate to be Richard Nixon's running mate for the Republican Party presidential ticket.

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Education7 - 7 of 5
Stanford University
George Fox University
North Salem High School
Willamette University College of Law
Willamette University
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Oregon Governor
1958 - 1966
Oregon Secretart of State
1956 - 1958
Oregon State Senate
1955 - 1957
Oregon House of Representatives
Marion County
1951 - 1955
National Republican Convention
Delegate, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 76
Dean of Students
Willamette University
1950 - 1958
Education - associate professor
political science
1949 - 1956
United States Navy Lieutenant
1943 - 1946
Other Experience1 - 3 of 3
Policy Committee
FDR Memorial Commission
United States Capitol Preservation Commission