Mark Hatfield Quotes

We are ready to kill to keep our automobiles running. We're ready to kill to keep up our materialistic, wasteful economy.... I am sick and tired of 18-year-olds being coerced into bearing the burden of the failures of politicians to face the tough economic choices needed to end our dependency on foreign oil.

 
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Mark Hatfield, Governor of Oregon, U. S. Senator (Republican, OR), 1974

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Mark Hatfield
Mark Hatfield
  • Born: July 12, 1922
  • Died: August 7, 2011
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Mark Odom Hatfield was an American politician and educator from the state of Oregon. A Republican, he served for 30 years as a United States Senator from Oregon, and also as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. A native Oregonian, he served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II after graduating from Willamette University. After the war he earned a graduate degree from Stanford University before returning to Oregon and Willamette as a professor.