Mark Hatfield

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Birthday
12, 1922
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Aug 7, 2011 (89)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1922
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Aug 7, 2011 (89)

About

Republican politician who was a Senator from Oregon from 1967 to 1999. He was known to be an uncompromising pacifist among Senate Republicans.

Before Fame

He served in WW II, which largely shaped his pacifist views thereafter.

Trivia

He steered federal dollars to Oregon to improve the state's public health and educational institutions.

Family Life

He was born in Willamette Valley, a farm town near Dallas, his father a blacksmith and mother a teacher.

Associated With

In spite of his views on the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon considered him one of his top choices for Vice President during his campaign.