One of the most interesting, complicated, and important politicians in Oregon has died. A former Governor and US Senator, Mark Hatfield passed away today at 89. Obituaries in the Oregonian, Willamette Week, and the Washington Post testify to his significance. More will follow. (Go read them if you're wondering about the fuss! As they say, he was kindof a big deal!) The library at Willamette is named in his honor.
We drink a toast tonight to the memory of Mark Hatfield.
(Photo: In Newberg with former President Herbert Hoover, 1955.)