Elaine Hatch is the wife of the late former Republican Senator Orrin Hatch.
Hatch died Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Salt Lake City at the age of 88.
The American politician is the longest-serving U.S. senator in Utah history. He served from 1977 to 2019 and is also a life member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He also chaired the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions from 1981 to 1987.
Hatch Foundation President A. Scott Anderson announced the politician’s death in a Saturday press release.
The statement described Hatch as “a man of intelligence, kindness, character and compassion, and Orrin G. Hatch was everything a United States Senator should be.”
Orin and Elaine Hatch
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Senator Orrin Hatch and his wife Elaine speak at the Republican Election Night Party at the Salt Lake City Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
It continued: “He exemplified the growth of a generation of lawmakers on the principles of consensus and compromise, which he embodied better than anyone else. In a divided country, Orin Hatch built on both sides of the altar by establishing Meaningful friendships help us show a better way.”
Hatch’s cause of death is not known. The statement doesn’t mention it at all.
Who is Elaine Hatch’s wife Elaine Hatch?
Hatch was married to his wife, Elaine Hatch, for 65 years. She has been a supportive wife since they tied the knot in 1957. The couple dated for a short time before finally settling down in 1957.
Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history and former Utah senator, has died at the age of 88.
The nonprofit Orrin G. Hatch Foundation announced his death: “Senator Hatch passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah, surrounded by family.”
No cause of death was given. He is survived by his wife Elaine and their six children.
From 1977 to 2019, Hatch served as a senator under eight presidents — more than four decades — ending with President Donald Trump’s first two years in office. He was elected to seven six-year terms, making him the longest-serving Utah Senator and the longest-serving Republican Senator in US history.
The Hatch Foundation found that after his retirement, Senator Hatch enacted more legislation than any living senator, sponsored or co-sponsored more than 750 bills during his career into law.
Hatch is a powerful conservative voice in Congress on most economic and social issues. He supports religious freedom and supports life by supporting restrictions on abortion.
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