Lt. Col. John H. Glenn Jr., and his wife Annie, look over his first campaign sign in his race to win the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio, Jan. 21, 1964 in Columbus. He withdrew after he had a concussion after a fall. He later successfully ran for U.S. Senator in 1974. He served four consecutive terms in the Senate until 1998.
Former astronaut John Glenn Jr., back in his native Ohio, stretches his legs while working on a speech in his Columbus hotel room, Nov. 17, 1969. Glenn, a Democrat, ran for the U.S. Senate in 1970 but narrowly lost to Howard Metzenbaum. Metzenbaum was then defeated by Republican Robert Taft Jr.
Former astronaut John Glenn at his home February 1974 in Columbus, Ohio.
Glenn ran for president in 1984. He lost the Democratic nomination to Walter Mondale.
Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, center, with wife Annie Glenn, left, answers questions from the press, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1984, Jackson, Ms.
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Sen. John Glenn, left, and former Vice President Walter Mondale were among the Democratic hopefuls for the 1984 presidential nomination.
John Glenn, third from left, joined his fellow presidential candidates for a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Sunday, March 12, 1984, Atlanta, Ga. From left are: Gary Hart, Walter Mondale, Glenn, George McGovern and Jesse Jackson.
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Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, ranking Democrat on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, speaks during a hearing on campaign fund raising before the committee, Tuesday July 8, 1997 on Capitol Hill.
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Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., right, huddles with co-chairman Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, during a hearing on campaign fund-raising before the committee on Capitol Hill Tuesday, July 8, 1997.