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Maintaining Integrity under Pressure

We should be asking ourselves constantly: Are power and leadership things I'm using to promote self, career, and prestige? Or are they being used only as a way of serving Christ?
Mark Hatfield

Referred to as "the conscience of the Senate," Mark O. Hatfield is serving his fourth term as Republican senator from Oregon. He is the second-ranking Republican in the Senate and is ranking minority member of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee. From 1980 to 1986 he served as chairman of that committee, the second-longest tenure in U.S. history.

As a lieutenant J.G. in the Navy, Hatfield commanded landing craft at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He served in the Oregon State Legislature for six years, then became Oregon's secretary of state and later, governor for eight years.

Senator Hatfield holds the M.A. degree from Stanford University, as well as numerous honorary degrees, and is the author or coauthor of seven books, including Between a Rock and a Hard Place and Conflict and Conscience. As ...

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