Noteworthy events in the life of former Oregon Senator Mark Hatfield
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Last updated: 08/09/11 at 06:14 PM
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Died on August 7 at the age 89.
Serves on the board of Oregon Health & Science University, to which he steered $300 million in federal earmarks while in the Senate.
Resumes teaching at Willamette University; also teaches George Fox and Portland State universities.
Becomes the longest serving Senator from Oregon.
News outlets reveal that Hatfield failed to report expensive gifts from the president of the University of South Carolina. Hatfield is rebuked by the Senate's Ethics Committee.
Columnist Jack Anderson reveals that Mrs. Hatfield received $55,000 in gifts from a Greek arms dealer who had been lobbying Senator Hatfield for funding for a $6 billion trans-African pipeline. The Hatfields apologize and donate the money to charity. The Senate's Ethics Committee clears him of any wrongdoing.
Serves as chairman of the Senate of Committee on Appropriations.
Co-sponsors the McGovern-Hatfield Amendment that called for a complete withdrawal of US troops from Vietnam.
Considered (but not chosen) as a candidate for the Republican Vice Presidential nomination under Richard Nixon.
Serves as US Senator for thirty years (reelected in '72, '78, '84, '90).
Opposes a resolution backing Vietnam War policies of Johnson—the only governor at National Governors Association conference to do so.
Keynote speaker at the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
Serves as governor of Oregon—youngest in state history; state's first two-term governor in the 20th century.
Marries Antoinette Kuzmanich. The couple later had four children.
Serves as Oregon Secretary of State.
Serves as a member of the Oregon State Senate.
Hatfield introduces and passes legislation in the House that prohibited discrimination based on race in public accommodations.
Serves as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives.
Works at Willamette University as professor of political science and named Dean of Students.
Enrolls in graduate school at Stanford University and receives masters degree in political science.
Serves in Navy during WWII and participated in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa; visits Hiroshima two months after the atomic bombing.
Earns bachelor's degree in political science from Willamette University; enters the U.S. Navy.
Graduates from Salem High School and enrolls at Willamette University.
Born July 12 in Dallas, Ore., to Charles Dolen Hatfield, a railroad worker, and Dovie Odom Hatfield, a teacher.