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Orrin Hatch (1934–) is a Republican senator from Utah. He has served on a number of committees throughout his terms of office, beginning in 1977.[Page 371]
Hatch was born Orrin Grant Hatch on March 22, 1934, to Jesse and Helen Hatch. Hatch attended Brigham Young University in Utah and graduated in 1959 with a history degree. From there, he attended the University of Pittsburgh and gained a law degree in 1962. After law school, Hatch pursued a career in law. His political career began in 1976, when he ran against Frank Moss, a Utah Democrat with three Senate terms under his belt. Hatch beat Moss decisively for the U.S. Senate seat that Moss had held for eighteen years.
Hatch came to office promising to keep in ...