John Glenn Personality
I liked John Glenn because he was a true leader. Whenever there was a question that needed to be answered, he said what us Americans wanted to hear. He had a amazing 50/50 theory that said it was important to travel into space and …show more content…
He took a job as vice president and then became president of Royal Crown Cola, but then later, the call of public service got him back in to politics. In 1970, he ran for Senate again but lost. In 1974 he ran for Senate for the third time and was finally elected. During his time as a Senate, he was chief author of the 1978 Nonproliferation Act and was also the chairman of the Senate Government Affairs Committee from 1978 to 1995, and sat on the Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees and the Special Committee on Aging. He also campaigned for education, science, and more funds for space …show more content…
The nine day mission involved goals. The next year, in January 1999, he retired from his job as a Senate.
John Glenn met his beloved wife Annie when they were children growing up in New Concord, Ohio. On April 6, 1943, they were both married at the College Drive Presbyterian Church in New Concord. After he retired, Glenn and his wife founded the John Glenn College for Public Service at the Ohio State University. It’s mission was to improve the quality of public service and to encourage people to do government jobs in their future lives. The Glenns also served as members of their college, Muskingum College.
John Glenn still stayed as a supporter of the space program for the rest of his life. In 2012, President Barack Obama gave him a Presidential Medal of Freedom award.
John Glenn was the last of NASA’s first class astronauts. He died on December 8, 2016 at the age of 95, at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. His death left his wife Annie, and their two children and grandchildren. The astronaut and U.S. senator was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on April 6, 2017 which also would have been his 74th wedding