Sen. Orrin Hatch

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Announced the end of his presidential campaign on January 26, 2000. 


Orrin Grant Hatch, Republican, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Current Filed with the FEC to establish a presidential exploratory committee on July 1, 1999.
U.S. Senator from Utah.  First elected in 1976; now serving his fourth term and is up for re-election in 2000.
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee; serves on the Finance Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Career Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1976, defeating incumbent Democrat Frank E. Moss with 54 percent of the vote.
Practicing attorney in Pennsylvania, then in Utah.
Worked as a janitor, a metal lather and an all-night desk attendant in a dormitory during law school.
Worked his way through college at BYU.
Activities Writes lyrics for Christian hymns.  First recorded collection "My God is Love" came out on CD and audiocassette in 1997.
Education Brigham Young University, BS in American History, 1959. University of Pittsburgh Law School, JD with honors, 1962.
Family Married to the former Elaine Hansen of Newton, Utah.  Six children.
Religion Mormon.

Age 65 years old. Born March 22, 1934 in Pittsburgh.

Lee Roderick.  1994. Leading the Charge: Orrin Hatch and 20 Years of America.  Carson City, NV: Gold Leaf Press.

Richard Vetterli and Brad E. Hainsworth.  1994.  In the Lion's Den: The Story of Senator Orrin Hatch.  Springville, UT: CFI

Richard Vetterli.  1982. Orrin Hatch: Challenging the Washington Establishment.  Chicago: Regnery Gateway.

by Orrin Hatch
Square Peg: Confessions of a Citizen Soldier--Basic Books, 2002.  See in particular Chapter 10 "What They Never Tell You About Running for President."

Higher Laws, Understanding the Doctrines of Christ--Deseret Book Publishing, 1995.

The Equal Rights Amendment: Myths and Realities--Conservative Press, 1983.


Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.