1941 – Born in Spokane, Washington on the 7th of February.
1967 – Hastings married the former Claire Montmorency in Sacramento, California.
1969 – He served in the United States Army Reserve.
– He attended Columbia Basin College and Central Washington University graduating with a degree in business.
1979-1987 – Hastings served in the Washington House of Representatives, including in the capacity of Assistant Majority Leader.
1994 – Hastings was elected to the House after being defeated in a prior bid.
– Hastings unseated incumbent Jay Inslee, who later returned to Congress as a representative from the 1st District.
2005 – On the 2nd of February, Hastings was appointed chairman of the House Ethics Committee’s newly created subcommittee investigating the congressional page program in the wake of the Mark Foley scandal.