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Hatch, Orrin, 1934-2022



  • Existence: 1934 - 2022

Biographical History

Orrin Hatch (1934-2022) has been a United States Senator from Utah since 1977.

Orrin Grant Hatch was born on March 22, 1934 to Jesse Hatch and Helen Frances Kamm Hatch in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He married Elaine Sharon Hansen on August 28, 1957. They have six children. He earned his bachelor's degree in history from Brigham Young University in 1959 and earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1962. He then worked as an attorney in Pittsburgh and Utah until his election to the United States Senate in 1977. He worked in the Senate until 2019, eventually becoming President pro tempore. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018 and the Canterbury Medal in 2020. Orrin Hatch died April 12, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Vetterli, R. Orrin Hatch, c1982 (subj.) t.p. (Orrin Hatch)

Who's who in gov't, 3rd ed. (Hatch, Orrin Grant; U.S. Senator from Utah, 1977- ; b. 3/22/34)

His The Equal Rights Amendment, c1983: t.p. (Orrin G. Hatch, U.S. senator), via, WWW, February 9, 2023 (Hatch, Orrin Grant, Senate years of service: 1977- ; a Senator from Utah; born in Homestead Park, Allegheny County, Pa., March 22, 1934; received early education in the public schools of Pittsburgh, Pa.; graduated, Brigham Young University 1959; graduated, University of Pittsburgh Law School 1962; admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1963 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh; moved to Utah in 1969 and continued practicing law; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1976; reelected in 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, and again in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019; President pro tempore 2015-2019), April 23, 2022 (Orrin Hatch; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018 and the Canterbury Medal in 2020; died April 23, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Clippings on Orrin Hatch and Frances H. Merrill, 1983

 Series — Box 2: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197230353739]
Identifier: MSS 7085 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings of Orrin Hatch and Frances H. Merrill. There is also ephemera, which includes programs, invitations, letters, license plates, drivers licenses, and election button pins.

Dates: Other: 1983

Orrin Hatch papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6057
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and newsletters concerning Orrin Hatch, his re-election and other issues concerning his work as a senator; also a painting of Hatch's official 110th Congress photo. Dated 1982-2007.

Dates: 1982-2007

W. Cleon Skousen papers on Orrin Hatch, 1979-1999

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9364 Series 4 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Letters written from United States Senator Orrin Hatch from 1991 to 1999, the first letters being copies of letters sent to other recipients, but the majority thereafter addressed to both Cleon and Jewel Skousen. The letters included copies of government documents and letters to other government officials, articles, and clippings, which provide context for the letters' topics of discussion. Cleon has annotated and highlighted content in the letters. Also includes a 1979 news release from...
Dates: 1979-1999