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  • ID: I105977
  • Name: John Herschel GLENN , Jr.
  • RELA: 16th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 JUL 1921 in Cambridge, OH
  • Event: Elected BET 24 DEC 1974 AND 6 JAN 1999 United States Senator from Ohio
  • Occupation: Astronaut
  • Event: Pic Sen. John Glenn
  • Event: Military service Col., U.S. Marine Corps
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Event: Video
  • Note:
    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.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John Herschel GLENN b: 5 JAN 1895 in Westland, Guernsey Co., OH
    Mother: Clara SPROAT b: 7 MAR 1897 in Lore City, Guernsey Co., OH

    Marriage 1 Anna Margaret CASTOR
    • Married: 6 APR 1943
    1. Has No Children Living GLENN
    2. Has No Children Living GLENN
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