. Former Sen. Orrin Hatch, longest-serving GOP US senator, dies at 88 « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNN/Former Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving US senator in Utah history, died in Salt Lake City on Saturday at the age of 88, according to a Hatch Foundation release.

“A man of wisdom, kindness, character, and compassion, Orrin G. Hatch was everything a United States Senator should be,” said A. Scott Anderson, chairman of the Hatch Foundation. “He exemplified a generation of lawmakers brought up on the principles of comity and compromise, and he embodied those principles better than anyone.

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