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Former U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch dies at 88 : NPR


Then Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is seen at a news conference with Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in 2018. A longtime senator known for working across party lines, Hatch died Saturday at age 88.

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Then Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is seen at a news conference with Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in 2018. A longtime senator known for working across party lines, Hatch died Saturday at age 88.

Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Former U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, died Saturday in Salt Lake City at the age of 88, a statement from his foundation said.

Hatch, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 2019, was the longest-serving senator in Utah’s history, and was president pro tempore of the Senate.

He was surrounded by family at the time of his death, the statement said.

Hatch is survived by his wife, Elaine, and their six children.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.



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