Last updated on: 8/3/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

John Glenn Biography

Title:
Former US Senator (D-OH)
Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of May 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chair, Board of Director, John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy, Ohio State University, 1999-present
  • US Senator (D-OH), 1974-1998
  • Payload Specialist, Space Shuttle Discovery, 1998
  • President and Member of the Board of Directors, Royal Crown International, 1965-1974
  • Test Pilot and Instructor in Advanced Flight Training, United States Marine Corps, 1942-1965
  • First American to orbit Earth, Feb. 20, 1962
  • Selected as one of the original Seven Mercury Astronauts, 1959
  • Flew 59 combat missions in the Pacific Theater of the Second World War, 1944-1945
  • Recipient, Congressional Space Medal of Honor
  • Recipient, Distinguished Flying Cross (six times)
  • Recipient, Air Medal with 18 Clusters
Education:
  • BS, Engineering, Muskingum College, 1962
  • Naval Aviation Cadet Program, 1943
Other:
  • Born July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, OH
  • Piloted the “Friendship 7” spacecraft on the first American manned orbital mission of Earth on Feb. 20, 2962.
Quoted in:
  1. Would Amending the US Constitution to Prohibit the Desecration of the US Flag Limit Free Speech?