John Glenn

John H. Glenn, Jr.
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United States Senator
from Ohio
In office
December 24, 1974 – January 3, 1999
Preceded byHoward Metzenbaum
Succeeded byGeorge Voinovich
Personal details
Born(1921-07-18)July 18, 1921
Cambridge, Ohio, U.S.
DiedDecember 8, 2016(2016-12-08) (aged 95)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Annie Glenn
ReligionPresbyterian
Military service
RankColonel

John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was a former astronaut and United States Senator. He is best known for being the first American to orbit the Earth as an astronaut for NASA. After his career as an astronaut, he went into politics and served as a Senator from his home state of Ohio from 1974-1999. In 1998, he made his second spaceflight at the age of 77 years. He is the oldest man ever in outer space.[1] Following the death of senator Edward Brooke in January 2015, he was the oldest living former U.S. senator until his death in December 2016.

Early life

Glenn was born in Cambridge, Ohio, to John Glenn, Sr. and Teresa (née Sproat).[2] He was raised in New Concord, Ohio. Glenn studied engineering at Muskingum College. He received his private pilot's license for physics course credit in 1941. He received a Bachelor of Science at Muskingum College in 1942.

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