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Glenn, John, 1921-2016

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Personal name headingGlenn, John, 1921-2016
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Variant(s)Glenn, John Herschel, 1921-
Glenn, John H., Jr., 1921-2016
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1921-07-18
Death date2016-12-08
Place of birthCambridge (Ohio)
Place of deathColumbus (Ohio)
Field of activityUnited States--Politics and government Manned space flight
AffiliationUnited States. Marine Corps
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators Politicians
Air pilots, Military
Found inU.S. Cong. S. Comm. on Aeronautical and Space Sciences. Orbital flight of John H. Glenn, Jr. Hearing ... 1962
Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, July 25, 2013 (Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., a Senator from Ohio; born in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, July 18, 1921; educated in the public schools of New Concord, Ohio; graduated, Muskingum College; served in the United States Marine Corps 1942-1965; test pilot; joined the United States space program in 1959, having been selected as one of the original seven Mercury astronauts; in February 1962, became the first American to orbit the Earth; unsuccessful candidate in 1964 to the United States Senate; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in November 1974, for the term commencing January 3, 1975; subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 24, 1974, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Howard M. Metzenbaum for the term ending January 3, 1975; reelected in 1980, 1986, and again in 1992 for the term ending January 3, 1999; not a candidate for reelection in 1998; chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs (One Hundredth through One Hundred Third Congresses); returned to space as payload specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, October 29 to November 7, 1998; awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on August 7, 2009, for service as first American to orbit the earth; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on May 29, 2012)
Washington Post website, viewed December 8, 2016 (John Glenn; John Herschel Glenn Jr.; born July 18, 1921, Cambridge, Ohio; died December 8, 2016, Columbus, Ohio, aged 95; astronaut; U.S. Senator)
Britannica online, December 11, 2016 (John Glenn, in full John Herschel Glenn, Jr., also called John H. Glenn, Jr. (born July 18, 1921, Cambridge, Ohio, U.S.-died December 8, 2016, Columbus, Ohio); the first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth; joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1942. He then joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943; graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland, in 1954; elected U.S. senator from Ohio in 1974 and was reelected three times thereafter; retired from the Senate in 1999; helped found the John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy in 2000 (now part of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs) at Ohio State University)
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