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us: Glenn, John, 1921-2016

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • John Herschel
  • Variants

    • us: Glenn, John H., Jr., 1921-2016
    • us: Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1921-07-18
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2016-12-08
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Cambridge (Ohio)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Columbus (Ohio)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Marine Corps
        • Affiliation Start: 1942
        • Affiliation End: 1965
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1974
        • Affiliation End: 1999
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Democratic Party (U.S.)
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) United States--Politics and government
          (lcsh) Manned space flight
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Legislators
              (lcsh) Politicians
                (lcdgt) Astronauts
                  (lcsh) Air pilots, Military
              • Earlier Established Forms

                  Glenn, John Herschel, 1921-
              • Sources

                • found: U.S. Cong. S. Comm. on Aeronautical and Space Sciences. Orbital flight of John H. Glenn, Jr. Hearing ... 1962
                • found: 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)
                • found: 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)
                • found: 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)
              • Change Notes

                • 1980-04-28: new
                • 2016-12-13: revised
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