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Mark O. Hatfield dies at 89; longtime Oregon senator was bedrock of moderate Republicanism

Mark O. Hatfield dies at 89; longtime Oregon senator was bedrock of moderate Republicanism

Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89. Hatfield died Sunday in Portland, Ore., his former scheduler and assistant Brenda Hart said. He had been in declining health. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Mark O. Hatfield: In the Aug. 8 LATExtra section, the obituary of former U.S. Sen. Mark O. Hatfield of Oregon said that he served 35 years in the Senate. He served 30 years, from 1967 to 1997. — -------------------- Hatfield, the bedrock of Oregon's once-robust tradition of moderate...

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