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First Presidency Releases Statement on Death of Utah Senator Orrin G. Hatch

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Senator Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving United States Senator and a champion of right-wing causes, died Saturday at the age of 88. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joins with all those who are mourning the passing of Orrin G. Hatch. Throughout his life, Senator Hatch served with distinction, particularly during the 42 years he represented the state of Utah in the United States Senate. Senator Hatch’s tireless efforts on behalf of his country have benefitted countless lives, and his strength in promoting religious freedom will be a blessing to all people of faith for generations to come. His service in callings he accepted in the Church reflected his commitment to serve his fellow man. Senator Hatch leaves a commendable legacy to his family and to his nation. We express our love to Elaine and to their children and grandchildren and pray the Lord’s blessings will be upon them.

Senator Hatch was born in 1934 and first ran for public office in 1976. A lifelong Latter-day Saint, he served a mission in the Great Lakes area and held numerous church callings.

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Senator Hatch and former Governor Mitt Romney at the funeral of Church President Thomas S. Monson
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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Senator Hatch of Utah visit the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, July 5, 2018.
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