Orrin G. & Elaine Hansen Hatch

Senator Hatch is an retired politician, attorney, and composer who served as a United States Senator from Utah for 42 years (1977-2019). He is the longest-serving Republican U.S. Senator in history and the longest serving U.S. Senator from Utah in history. Senator Hatch chaired the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions from 1981 to 1987. He also served as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. On January 3, 2015, after the 114th United States Congress was sworn in, Senator Hatch became President pro tempore of the Senate. He retired in January 2019. Senator Hatch received his bachelor’s degree from BYU, and his JD from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He practiced law from 1969 until he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1977. Senator Hatch was born in Homestead Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.