Hatfield – People (E-H)


Elaine Hatfield – academic, writer, and subject author. Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii. Served as President of Society for the Scientific Study of Sex (SSSS) in 1998-99. Co-author of several works, including Interpersonal attraction (with Ellen Berscheid); A New Look at Love (with G W Walster); and Emotional Contagion (with John T. Cacioppo and Richard L. Rapson). Also co-wrote a series of novels with her husband, Richard L. Rapson. These include: Dangerous Characters; Hijacked!; and Vengeance is Mine.


Fred Hatfield (also known as Fred James Hatfield) – baseball star (US). Served as a paratrooper during WWII. Played for the Detroit Tigers. "Hattie" was the top third fielding sacker in the American League in 1952. Also played for other teams, like Boston Red Sox.


Fredrick Hatfield (also known as Dr Fred Hatfield / Frederick Carl Hatfield / Dr Squat) – American PhD holder, champion powerlifter and subject author. Served in the US Marine Corps. After leaving the military in 1964, he embarked on an academic career and graduated in 1969 with a BSc in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He gained his PhD in 1973, and held several professorships with a number of universities (and even studied briefly in Russia). Apart from his outstanding contribution to the sports fitness industry as an academic, he achieved several records as a powerlifter.


G Wesley Hatfield – scientist, entrepreneur and author. Professor Emeritus with University of California, Irvine; and several other institutions. Main areas of expertise include molecular biology, biochemistry, microbial physiology, functional genomics (study of genomes – basically genetic plans – and their mechanisms), and computational biology. Co-founder of Verdezyne Inc (originally CODA Genomics Inc), and Group IV Biosystems Inc. Co-authored
DNA Microarrays and Gene Expression: From Experiments to Data Analysis and Modeling with Pierre Baldi.


Gabrielle Hatfield – herbalist / ethnobotanist (historic use of plants) and subject author. Reportedly studied Botany at Cambridge; doctorate from Edinburgh. Works include: Hatfield's Herbal: The Curious Stories of Britain's Wild Plants; Country Remedies: Traditional East Anglian Plant Remedies in the Twentieth Century; and Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine: Old World and New World Traditions.


Gary Hatfield – academic and author. Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Philadelphia, USA (previously held academic positions at Harvard and John Hopkins). Doctorate at the University of Wisconsin. Works include: Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Descartes and the Meditations; Translation and guide of Immanuel Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics; Perception and Cognition: Essays in the Philosophy of Psychology and Descartes and the Meditations.


Gaye Tolan Hatfield – musician, composer, and academic (US). Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music. Work includes: Most Fabulous Classical Christmas Album Ever, and arranging music for film and tv (including CSI New York and NCIS).


George Frederick Hatfield – solicitor. See under Boodle Hatfield.


Commander Henry Hatfield – Naval officer, hydrographer, astronomer and subject author. His obituary in the Telegraph revealed that during Operation Grog on 9 February 1941 while directing the guns of HMS Malaya he was responsible for the unexploded shell still lodged in the 12th Century cathedral in Genoa (an accident due to his poor training and inexperience at the time). Post-war he carried out several hydrographic surveys. Between 1956-63 commanded the survey ships, Scot, Cook and Dalrymple.1964-69 revised the Admiralty Manual of Hydrographic Surveying. A keen astronomer, he built his own telescopes and published a photographic atlas of the Moon. He went on to build a spectrohelioscope (one of only two in the country at the time) used for solar observation. He held several important roles (including president) at the British Astronomical Association. He died in July 2010, aged 88.


Henry Hatfield (also known as Henry D Hatfield / Henry Drury Hatfield) – US Senator. A qualified medic he served in the US Army Medical Corps during WWI. Served as the Republican Senator for West Virginia between 1929-35. Together with Senator Robert Wagner of New York (a Democrat) tabled the Wagner-Hatfield Amendment to the Communications Act of 1934 that would have seen a part (quarter) of the airwaves kept in public ownership, but the motion was defeated. He died in 1962.


Henry Rand Hatfield (1866-1945) – was the first dean of the Chicago business school and the second dean of the Berkeley business school. He was an authority on early bookkeeping history. Subject of a biography (Henry Rand Hatfield – Humanist, Scholar, and Accounting Educator) by Stephen A. Zeff.


Henry Stafford Hatfield (also known as Dr H Stafford Hatfield) – inventor, academic, broadcaster and author. Born in 1880. Studied at University College London. Studied in  Germany and was interned in the Ruhleben Camp, Berlin, during WWI. Specialised in electricity and electro-chemistry, and registered several patents during his career. Gave a number of speeches on technical subjects on the BBC in the 1930s (including early TV appearances). During WWII he served in the Royal Navy's Department of Miscellaneous Weapons Development. His works include: The Inventor and His World; and Conquest of Thought by Invention. He is also credited with a number of literary short stories. He died in 1966, aged 86.


Hurd Hatfield – actor (US). Born William Rukard Hurd Hatfield in 1918 in New York. Studied acting in Britain where he made his acting debut. Returned to the States and toured widely there (often in Shakespearian roles). 1939 Broadway debut in The Possessed. Later, signed by film studios Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), he starred with Katherine Hepburn in his first film in 1944. However, it was his 1945 role as Dorian in the Portrait of Dorian Gray that established him as a star, and led to several more movies before he returned to the stage in 1950. He appeared in productions directed by Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir John Gielgud. Later film appearances followed, including epics like El Cid and King of Kings. He also had several tv credits to his name. He lived in Ireland for many years, where he died in 1998.

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