Mark Odom HATFIELD, Congress, OR (1922)

Senate Years of Service:

HATFIELD, Mark Odom, a Senator from Oregon; born in Dallas, Polk County, Oreg., July 12, 1922; graduated, Willamette University 1943; completed graduate degree at Stanford University 1948; served in the United States Navy in the Second World War; associate professor of political science 1949-1956 and dean of students 1950-1956, Willamette University; member, State house of representatives 1951-1955; member, State senate 1955-1957; Oregon secretary of state 1957-1959; Governor 1959-1967; author; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1966 for term beginning January 3, 1967; delayed taking oath of office until January 10, 1967, to finish term as governor; reelected in 1972, 1978, 1984, and 1990, and served from January 10, 1967, to January 3, 1997; not a candidate for reelection in 1996; chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Ninety-seventh through Ninety-ninth Congress, One Hundred Fourth Congress); resumed teaching of political science and history at Portland State University, George Fox University and Willamette University, 1997-.


Hatfield, Mark, and Diane N. Solomon. Against the Grain: Reflections of a Rebel Republican. Ashland, OR: White Cloud Press, 2001; Eels, Robert, and Bartell Nyberg. Lonely Walk: The Life of Senator Mark Hatfield. Chappaqua, NY: Christian Herald Books, 1979.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present