HATCH, Orrin Grant (1934-2022)
Senate Years of Service: 1977-2019

HATCH, ORRIN GRANT, A Senator from Utah; born in Homestead Park, Allegheny County, Pa., March 22, 1934; received early education in the public schools of Pittsburgh, Pa.; graduated, Brigham Young University 1959; graduated, University of Pittsburgh Law School 1962; admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1963 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh; moved to Utah in 1969 and continued practicing law; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1976; reelected in 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, and again in 2012, and served from January 3, 1977, to January 3, 2019; president pro tempore (2015-2019); chair, Committee on Labor and Human Resources (Ninety-seventh to Ninety-ninth Congresses), Committee on the Judiciary (One Hundred Fourth to One Hundred Sixth Congresses; One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001], One Hundred Eighth Congress), Committee on Finance (One Hundred Fourteenth and One Hundred Fifteenth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2018; was a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, until his death on April 23, 2022; interment in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Cache County, Utah.

Orrin G. Hatch Foundation
Salt Lake City, UT
Papers: Senatorial papers. Transfer in progress.

  • Doyle, William. Titan of the Senate: Orrin Hatch and the Once and Future Golden Age of Bipartisanship. New York: Center Street, 2022.
  • Hatch, Orrin. An American, A Mormon, and a Christian: What I Believe. Cedar Fort, Inc., 2012.
  • ___. "Better Later Than Never: Implementation of the 1886 Berne Convention.'' Cornell International Law Journal 22 (Spring 1989): 171-95.
  • ___. "The Equal Rights Amendment Extension: A Critical Analysis.'' Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 2 (1979): 19-56.
  • ___. The Equal Rights Amendment: Myths and Realities. s.l., Savant Press, 1983.
  • ___. Higher Laws: Understanding the Doctrines of Christ. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1995.
  • ___. "Loading the Economy.'' Policy Review (Spring 1980): 23-37.
  • ___. "Should the Capital Vote in Congress?--a Critical Analysis of the D.C. Representation Amendment.'' Fordham Urban Law Journal 7 (1978-1979): 479-539.
  • ___. "The Politics of Picking Judges.'' Journal of Law and Politics 6 (Fall 1989): 35-53.
  • ___. Square Peg: Confessions of a Citizen Senator. New York: Basic Books, 2002.
  • ___. The Value of Life. Washington: National Committee for a Human Life Amendment, 1984.
  • Hatch, Orrin, and James MacGregor Burns. "Still Adequate in the Twentieth Century? A Debate.'' Utah Law Review (1987): 871-93.