Richard Hatfield – author (US). Edited and arranged for the publication of Geyserland, Empiricisms in Social Reform in 1908. Described on the cover as being data and observations recorded by the late Mark Stubble MD PhD.
Richard Bennett Hatfield – Canadian statesman and lawyer. Was the longest serving Premier of the State of New Brunswick (1970-87). Qualified as a lawyer, worked at the family firm, Hatfield Industries Ltd (a potato chip manufacturer), as sales manager before winning his first election in 1961 (but had worked as an executive assistant to the Federal Minister of Trade and Commerce, Gordon Churchill between 1957-58). Became a member of the Queen's Privy Council in 1982. Appointed to the Senate in 1990. Died from a brain tumour in 1991.
Richard Ryan Hatfield – author of Point of Focus. He is described on Amazon as having attended Wayne State University; a Navy veteran and resident of Detroit, Michigan.
Sharon Hatfield – author and editor. An award-winning newspaper reporter in Virginia, USA. Her book Never Seen the Moon: The Trials of Edith Maxwell was published by the University of Illnois Press. She also co-edits the publication An American Vein which covers Appalachian (mountainous region in the US) literature.
Thomas Hatfield (also known as Thomas de Hatfield) – bishop. Born around 1310. Conflicting accounts as to his parentage. Details of his education and entry into the Church are patchy. As Receiver for the Chamber he was involved in raising money for the King's Army. Became the King's Secretary in 1344. He was King Edward III's candidate and was elected Bishop of Durham in 1345, and enthroned on Christmas day that year (he was also appointed a councillor by the King to his son, Lionel that year). His relations with neighbouring bishops appear to have been troubled. In 1346 he travelled abroad with Edward III and came to the aid of the Black Prince (Edward IV) at the Battle of Crecy. He is credited with renovating and modifying Durham Castle. He also funded a college at Oxford (Durham College later merged into Trinity College), and building a residence, Durham House, in London, near the Strand. He was also connected with St Albans Abbey where he presented a cup called Wesheyl. He died in London in 1381, his body was taken to Durham Cathedral for burial.
Thomas M Hatfield – WWII historian and author (US). Dean of Continuing Education at The University of Texas. Authored Rudder: From Leader to Legend – a biography of Lieutenant Colonel (later Major General) Earl James Rudder who led the US Rangers' assault on Pointe du Huc during the D-Day landings. As Director of the Center for American History's Military History Institute was involved in the 2006 documentary film Last Best Hope: A True Story of Escape, Evasion, and Rememberance.
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