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Orrin HATCH

American Orrin HATCH

born Orrin Grant HATCH

Senior United States Senator for Utah

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on March 22, 1934 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


Biography

Orrin Grant Hatch was born to Jesse Hatch (1904, Vernal, Utah - 1992, Salt Lake City, Utah)[dead link] and his wife Helen Frances Hatch (née Kamm; 1906, Pekin, Illinois - 1995, Murray, Utah).[dead link] His great-grandfather Jeremiah Hatch (1823, Lincoln, Vermont - 1903, Vernal, Utah)[dead link] was the founder of Vernal, Utah.

Hatch, first in his family to attend college, attended Brigham Young University and, in 1959, received a degree in history. In 1962, he received a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. As a law student, he worked as a janitor, a construction worker in the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers Union (putting plaster on walls over various kinds of lath), and as a dormitory desk attendant.

Hatch is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Although he was born in Pennsylvania, his parents had been raised in Utah and he had ancestors who were members of the LDS Church in Nauvoo, Illinois. Hatch served as a Mormon missionary in what was called the "Great Lakes States Mission" essentially covering large parts of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Hatch has since served in various positions in the LDS Church including as a bishop.

Hatch worked as an attorney in Pittsburgh and in Utah.

Source :  http://www.wikipedia.org/

See Also :

- Category American politician