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William Dodd HATHAWAY

(1924- )
Senate Years of Service:
1973-1979
Party:
Democrat

HATHAWAY, William Dodd, a Representative and a Senator from Maine; born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., February 21, 1924; attended Boston public schools; served in the United States Army Air Corps 1942-1946, enlisted as a private and discharged as a captain; was shot down over Romania and held a prisoner of war for two months; graduated Harvard University 1949, and Harvard Law School 1953; admitted to the bar in 1953 and began the practice of law in Lewiston, Maine; assistant county attorney, Androscoggin County 1955-1957; hearing examiner for the State Liquor Commission 1957-1961; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection, choosing instead to run for a Senate seat; elected in 1972 to the United States Senate, and served from January 3, 1973, to January 3, 1979; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until 1990, when appointed to the Federal Maritime Commission by President George H.W. Bush and served until 1996, serving as chairman 1993-1996; retired in 1996; is a resident of McLean, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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