"Mark Odom Hatfield" was an American politician and educator from the state of Oregon. A Republican Party (United States)/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 War/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.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Mark Hatfield on Wikipedia.