Who was Orrin Hatch?
Orrin Grant Hatch was an American lawyer and politician who represented Utah in the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 2019.
Hatch was the longest-serving Republican senator in history, having served in the Senate for 42 years. Hatch was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his whole life.
Orrin Hatch was 88 years old. He was born on March 22, 1934, in Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA.
The couple has 6 children.
Hatch was the Senate’s former president pro tempore, the chamber’s second most influential position.
In 1997, he collaborated with Ted Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, to pass the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Hatch also helped enact the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990 with Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin.
Hatch also had a side career as a singer and recording artist who specialized in music with themes related to his religious faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Orrin Hatch Cause of Death
Hatch died on April 23, 2022, in Salt Lake City. The reason for death has yet to be revealed.
Hatch died in Salt Lake City surrounded by family at 5:30 p.m., according to the Hatch Foundation.
In a statement, the Hatch Foundation announced his death but did not give a cause.
RIP Senator Orrin Hatch, a truly great American. pic.twitter.com/JoGEKi94w2
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 24, 2022