Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch REPRepublican

American politician (1934–2022)

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Orrin HatchREPRepublican American politician (1934–2022)
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Age at Death1934-2022
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Years of Experience
UTResidence (state)

Orrin Grant Hatch (March 22, 1934 – April 23, 2022) was an American attorney and politician who served as a United States senator from Utah from 1977 to 2019. Hatch's 42-year Senate tenure made him the longest-serving Republican U.S. senator in history, overtaking Ted Stevens, until Chuck Grassley surpassed him in 2023. Hatch chaired the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions from 1981 to 1987. He served as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1995 to 2001 and 2003 to 2005. On January 3, 2015, after the 114th United States Congress was sworn in, he became president pro tempore of the Senate. He was chair of the Senate Finance Committee from 2015 to 2019, and led efforts to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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Campaign Funding

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$4,988,345
Total Raised
$4,858,552
Total Spent
$911,883
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Brigham Young University
1959
Baldwin High School
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
1962
primary school
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
Senator
United States Senate
1977 - 2019
Attorney
Salt Lake City
1969 - 1976
Attorney
Pringle, Bredin, and Martin
1962 - 1969
Other Experience1 - 26 of 26
Member
Pennsylvania Bar Association
1963
Member
Eliminate Litter and Pollution
Member
Office of Technology Assessment
Member
Board of Directors, Holocaust Memorial Museum
High Priest
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Member
Congress of Industrial Organizations, American Federation of Labor
Member
Ballet West
Co-Chair
Senate Tanker Caucus
Former Chair
Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress
Former Chair
Finance Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Children and Families, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, United States Senate
Former Member
Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, United States Senate
Former Vice Chair
Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress
Member
Republican Policy Committee
Member
Senate Steel Caucus
Member
Senate Rural Health Caucus
Member
Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Member
Committee on Committees