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Public Papers - 1989

Appointment of Mark O. Hatfield as a Member of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution


The President today announced his intention to appoint Mark O. Hatfield, United States Senator from Oregon, to be a member of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. He would succeed Theodore Fulton Stevens.

Currently, Mr. Hatfield serves as a Senator from the State of Oregon, 1967 to present. Prior to this, he served as the Governor of Oregon, 1959 - 1967; secretary of state for Oregon, 1957 - 1959; and in the Oregon Senate, 1955 - 1957.

Senator Hatfield graduated from Willamette University (B.A., 1943) and Stanford University (M.A., 1948). He was born July 12, 1922, in Dallas, OR. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1943 - 1946. He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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