HATFIELD, Mark Odom (1922-2011)

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; died August 7, 2011; interment in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oreg.

Boise State University
Boise, ID
Papers: Correspondence in Frank Church papers, 1941-1984. Finding aid.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 15 audiotapes (1964-1975) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945- 1981.

Clemson University
Special Collections
Clemson, SC
Papers: Correspondence in Hugh B. Hester papers, 1945-1983 (bulk 1968-1983). Finding aid.

Herbert Hoover Library
West Branch, IA
Papers: 1 linear foot. 1894, 1941, 1963, 1979. Incldes essays published in Herbert Hoover Reassessed, 1981.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: Correspondence in Edward William Brooke papers, 1956-1988; and Irving Brant papers, 1910-1977. Finding aid.

Oregon Health & Science University
Historical Collections and Archives
Portland, OR
Oral History: (October 22, 1998), 56 minutes, 21 pages. Discusses childhood, his education, his experiences in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific arena during World War II, his political career as a representative and senator in the Oregon Legislature, as Governor of Oregon, and as a U.S. Senator and his activities on the Senate Appropriations Committee. He recalls how he became interested in health care issues, due to the influence of University of Oregon Medical School Dean David Baird, and his subsequent involvement in federal funding of specific research and building projects at the University. The index to the interview is available online. Also discussed in interviews with: Joseph Adams (OHSU Public Affairs); Michael Baird (OHSU faculty); John A. Benson (OHSU Dean); Lewis Bluemle (OHSU President); Stanley Jacob (OHSU faculty); Donald G. Kassebaum (OHSU faculty); John W. Kendall (OHSU Dean); Robert Koler (OHSU Assoc. Vice President); Leonard Laster (OHSU President); Roy Lieuallen (Chancellor, Oregon State System of Higher Education); Carol Lindeman (OHSU Dean); Jack A. Vernon (OHSU faculty); and David M. Witter (OHSU President


Oregon Historical Society
Portland, OR
Papers: Correspondence in Jack Lynch papers, 1928-1969; Hall Stoner papers, 1899-1972; Donald Waggoner collection, 1969-1977; and David Townsend Mason papers, 1858-1973. Finding aid.
Oral History: Discussed in interviews with Marion Brunner, senator's and governor's staff (June 18, 1988), 120 minutes; Douglas Coe, personal associate (June 8, 1988) 53 pages; Frank Cook, senator's staff (November 29,30, 1989), 360 minutes; Travis Cross, governor's staff (October 8, 15, November 23, 1987), 225 pages; Jennifer Dorn, senator's staff (June 13, 15,1988), 420 minutes; Walter H. Evans, III, senator's staff (June 6, 7, 9, 1988), 188 pages; Gerald W. Frank, senator's staff (May 25, 26, July 22, August 18, 25, 1988 March 16, 1989), 600 minutes; Thomas Getman, senator's staff (June 13, 16, 1988), 300 minutes; Martin Gold, senator's staff (June 13, 16, 1988) 136 pages; Loren Hicks, governor's staff (April 18, 22, 1988), 540 minutes; Freeman Holmer, governor's staff (May 17, 24, 1988), 131 pages; Thomas Imeson, senator's staff (September 14, 22, October 12, 26, November 16, December 8, 9, 1988), 162 pages; Richard Jones, personal associate (December 11, 1987; January 8, 13,1988), 147 pages; Keith Kennedy, senator's staff (June 8, 1988), 120 minutes; Janet Lamos, senator's staff (June 3, 8, 1988), 180 minutes; Wesley Granberg Michaelson, senator's staff (October 18, 20, 1988; May 18, 19, 1989), 540 minutes; Warren Nunn, senator's and governor's staff (October 20, 27, November 3, 1987), 157 pages; Jack Robertson, senator's staff (November 7, 9, 30, December 6, 14, 21, 30, 1988), 6000 minutes; Richard Rolf , senator's staff (June 3, 6, 8, 13, September 23, 1988), 200 pages; Riki Sheehan, senator's staff (junme 7, 11, 1988), 68 pages; Lois Siegmund, governor's staff (June 23, 1988), 68 pages; Lawrence Smith, senator's staff (June 8, 9, 10, 13, 1988), 240 minutes; James Towey, senator's staff (June 2, 1988), 122 pages; and Wendell Wyatt, personal associate (May 17, 19, 1988), 97 pages. Part of full life history project. Transcriptions in progress.

Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Edith Morse Palmer papers, ca. 1940-ca. 1970. Finding aid.

Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
Nashville, TN
Papers: Correspondence in Fred Burnett Rhodes papers, 1960-1980. Finding aid.

St. John's University
Library
Jamaica, NY
Papers: Correspondence in James Lane Buckley personal correspondence, 1973-1975.

Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections
Stanford, CA
Papers: 1 item. 1948. Master's thesis, "Herbert Hoover and Labor: Policies and Attitudes." Also two photographs of Herbert Hoover with Hatfield in Clarence Budington Kelland papers, 1961-1964.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Papers: Correspondence in David Schoenbrun papers, 1963-1978. Finding aid.

Syracuse University
George Arents Research Library
Syracuse, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Dutton S. Peterson papers, 1892-1965; and Ralph W. Stockman papers, 1903-1970 (bulk 1935-1960).

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Stella Brunt Osborn papers, 1916-1992. Finding aid.

University of Missouri
Western Historical Manuscript Collections
St. Louis, MO
Papers: Correspondence in Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign records, 1980-1986 (bulk 1981- 1985). Finding aid.

University of Oregon
Knight Library
Eugene, OR
Papers: Correspondence in Wayne L. Morse papers, 1919-1969; and Robert Bronson Frazier papers, 1952-1977. Finding aid.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Hugh Scott papers, 1925-1983. Finding aid.

University of Washington Libraries
Manuscripts and University Archives
Seattle, WA
Papers: Correspondence in Brock Evans papers, 1961-1974. Finding aid.

Wheaton College
Billy Graham Center Archives
Wheaton, IL
Papers: Correspondence in Christianity Today, Inc. records, 1930-1977; and Eugene R. Bertermann papers, 1955-1981. Finding aid.
Oral History: Videotaped interview in Institute for Prison Ministries interviews, 1985-1986, with people involved with the criminal justice system. Finding aid. Permission to copy required.

Willamette University
Salem, OR
Papers: 1949-. Personal and political papers documenting his service in Oregon legislature, as Oregon Secretary of State, governor, his career in the Senate, and post-Senate career. Closed.

  • Eels, Robert, and Bartell Nyberg. Lonely Walk: The Life of Senator Mark Hatfield. Chappaqua, NY: Christian Herald Books, 1979.
  • Hatfield, Mark O. "The Absence of Political Will in the United States.'' In Causes of World Hunger, edited by William Byron, pp. 162-72. New York: Paulist Press, 1982.
  • ___. "Amnesty? If . . .'' In Amnesty? The Unsettled Question of Vietnam, by Arlie Schardt, William O. Rusher, and Mark O. Hatfield, pp. 105-48. Croton-on-Hudson, NY: Sun River Press, 1973.
  • ___. Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Waco, TX: Word Books, 1976.
  • ___. Conflict and Conscience. Waco, TX: Word Books, 1971.
  • ___. "Honest Arms Control and Political Realism.'' In What About the Russians?: A Christian Approach to U.S.-Soviet Conflict, edited by Dale W. Brown, pp. 140-43. Elgin, IL: Brethren Press, 1984.
  • ___. Not Quite So Simple. New York: Harper & Row, 1968.
  • ___, Donald A. Ritchie, Jo Anne McCormick Quatannens, Richard A. Baker, and William T. Hull. Vice Presidents of the United States, 1789-1993. Edited by Wendy Wolff. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1997.
  • ___, and Diane N. Solomon. Against the Grain: Reflections of a Rebel Republican. Ashland, OR: White Cloud Press, 2001.
  • Kennedy, Edward M., and Mark O. Hatfield. Freeze! How You Can Help Prevent Nuclear War. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.