HATHAWAY, William Dodd (1924-2013)

HATHAWAY, WILLIAM DODD, a Representative and a Senator from Maine; born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., February 21, 1924; attended Boston public schools; served in the United States Army Air Corps 1942-1946, enlisted as a private and discharged as a captain; was shot down over Romania and held a prisoner of war for two months; graduated Harvard University 1949, and Harvard Law School 1953; admitted to the bar in 1953 and began the practice of law in Lewiston, Maine; assistant county attorney, Androscoggin County 1955-1957; hearing examiner for the State Liquor Commission 1957-1961; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection, choosing instead to run for a Senate seat; elected in 1972 to the United States Senate, and served from January 3, 1973, to January 3, 1979; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until 1990, when appointed to the Federal Maritime Commission by President George H.W. Bush and served until 1996, serving as chairman 1993-1996; retired in 1996; was a resident of McLean, Va., until his death on June 24, 2013; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Maine Historical Society
Portland, ME
Papers: In proceedings (1966) of Sixth Biennial Convention of Maine State Federated Labor Council. 3 volumes.

University of Maine
Fogler Library Special Collections
Orono, ME
Papers: 1965-1979. 126 linear feet. Correspondence, speeches, reports, legislative files, memoranda, notes, articles, clippings, and photographs documenting his congressional service. Finding aid.