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.




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.