Timeline: Hatfield, Mark Odom.

1940
Graduated from Salem High School (Salem, Ore.). Became a freshman at Willamette University (Salem, Ore.), majoring in political science; worked as a guide at the Oregon Capitol.
1941
Enlisted in the Naval Reserve following the attack on Pearl Harbor; accelerated his studies at Willamette in order to graduate a year early.
1943
Graduated from Willamette University; reported for military duty at Lake Champlain, N.Y. 1943–45
1943–45
Served in the United States Navy during WWII; participated in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, assigned to amphibious landing craft duty; accompanied General MacArthur for Japanese occupation; visited Hiroshima a month after the bombing; served in Haiphong, Vietnam, aiding French troops.
1946
Began one year of law school at Willamette University.
1947–48
Went to graduate school at Stanford University, graduating in 1948 with a master’s degree in political science.
1949–51
Worked as instructor of political science at Willamette University.
July 12, 1922
Born in Dallas, Polk County, Ore.
1950–51
Served as acting dean of students at Willamette University.
1951–55
Served as a member of the Oregon State House of Representatives.
1952–55
Worked as associate professor of political science and dean of students at Willamette University.
1955–57
Served as a member of the Oregon State Senate.
1957–59
Served as Oregon Secretary of State (youngest in state history).
1958
Married Antoinette Kuzmanich.
1959–66
Served as governor of Oregon (youngest in state history, state’s first two-term governor in the 20th century).
1967–97
Served as a U.S. senator for Oregon (re-elected in 1972, 1978, 1984 and 1990). Served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, 1981–87 and 1995–97.
1997
Resumed teaching politics at several Oregon universities.