Orrin Hatch

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Orrin Hatch (March 22, 1934 - April 23, 2022) was a U.S. politician. Between 1977 and 2019 he served as Senator of Utah, representing the U.S. Republican Party. He was notable as the longest-serving Republican U.S. senator in history.

Link with Zappa

Frank Zappa referenced Hatch on the track Orrin Hatch On Skis, originally appearing on the album Guitar (1988).

Frank Zappa about Orrin Hatch

"Look, you know about the drug bill. They've been diddling with this thing for quite some time, but on the side ... I actually saw the debate on C-Span. I think the thing was drafted by Strom Thurmond and rammed through by Orrin Hatch. They first tried to attach it to some child care bill."

- Frank Zappa, quoted from Interview by Bob Marshall, 22 October 1988.

See also

Wikipedia article about Orrin Hatch