On Sunday August 8, former Senator Mark Hatfield, an anti-war Republican from Oregon, died at age 89. In his 30 years in the Senate, Hatfield was not only one of the Senate chamber's most consistent voices against the war in Vietnam, but he was also an ardent advocate of environmental protection and renewable energy. In my nine years as a Senate aide in the 1970's, I got to know him well.
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A Tribute to One of the Lions Who Helped Us Arrive Where We Are Today