Orrin Hatch

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Orrin Hatch
90th President pro tempore of the United States Senate
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Patrick Leahy
United States Senator
from Utah
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 1977
Serving with Mike Lee
Preceded by Frank Moss
Chairperson of the Senate Finance Committee
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Ron Wyden
Chairperson of the Senate Judiciary Committee
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Patrick Leahy
Succeeded by Arlen Specter
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
Preceded by Patrick Leahy
Succeeded by Patrick Leahy
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by Joe Biden
Succeeded by Patrick Leahy
Chairperson of the Senate Health Committee
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by Harrison Williams
Succeeded by Ted Kennedy
Personal details
Born Orrin Grant Hatch
March 22, 1934 (1934-03-22) (age 81)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Elaine Hansen (1957–present)
Children Brent
Scott
Marcia
Kimberly
Alysa
Jesse
Alma mater Brigham Young University
University of Pittsburgh
Religion Mormonism
Signature
Website Official website

Orrin Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a U.S. Senator from Utah. He is a Republican and a Mormon.[1][2] After the Republicans won control of the Senate during the 2014 midterms, Hatch became President pro tempore on January 6, 2015 after the 114th United States Congress was sworn in.[3]

Hatch worked as an attorney in Pittsburgh and in Utah.

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