Hutchinson was born in Bentonville, Arkansas, and he graduated from Bob Jones University. He currently is a lobbyist and is a resident of Alexandria, Virginia.
Hutchinson faced a tough re-election campaign in 2002 against Attorney General Mark Pryor, David Pryor's son. During his term as senator, Hutchinson divorced his wife of twenty-nine years, Donna Hutchinson, now a state representative, and then married a congressional aide in 2000. Though Hutchinson denied any impropriety, and Pryor refused to make the matter an issue in the campaign, the divorce was well known to his constituents and substantially hurt his popularity. Pryor was also helped by the presence of his still popular father in a campaign commercial. Hutchinson lost to Pryor by eight points, making him the only Republican incumbent to be defeated that year.Jim Keet, the 2010 Arkansas Republican gubernatorial nominee, operated Hutchinson's Little Rock office for a time prior to 2002.
 Post-political career
Hutchinson joined the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Dickstein Shapiro in January 2003 as a senior adviser.
Hutchinson's younger brother, Asa, succeeded him as U.S. Representative from Arkansas's 3rd congressional district. Tim and Asa Hutchinson are both graduates of Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, Class of 1972.
Hutchison's identical twin sons, Jeremy and Timothy Hutchinson, were the first twins to serve alongside each other in the Arkansas General Assembly, both as members of the House of Representatives. Hutchinson is also the brother-in-law of Arkansas State Senator Kim Hendren who married Hutchinson's sister, Marylea, in 1958. Hendren was a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the 2010 election. On May 18, he lost the primary to John Boozman.
Claims to fame: U.S. Senator; Southern Baptist minister; adulterer
Moral apex: Dumped wife of 29 years (and mother of his three sons) for a younger woman â€” one of his own office staffers.