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Sen. Orrin Hatch dies at 88

Orrin Hatch
Posted at 7:58 PM, Apr 23, 2022

Longtime Republican Utah U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch has died at the age of 88. Hatch served the state of Utah from 1977-2019.

Hatch's 42-year tenure made him the longest-serving Republican in Senate history.

Hatch was among the GOP's most influential members, chairing multiple top committees, including Judiciary and Finance. As chair of Judiciary, he handled a number of Supreme Court and other federal court appointments.