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Event:Senator John Glenn to Discuss the Restoration of Civility in American Political Life
Category:LBJ School Events
Date:Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:SRH 3.122
Contact:Kerri Battles
Sponsor:Dean's Office
Description:On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Dean Robert Hutchings will host former Senator and astronaut John Glenn for an informal, hour-long conversation on how to restore civility and bipartisanship in American political life. The event is open to LBJ School students, faculty and staff.

Later in the evening, the general public will have the opportunity to hear Senator Glenn at the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium at an event hosted by the LBJ Library. For more information on the public event, visit:

During World War II and the Koren conflict, Glenn distinguished himself as a Marine pilot, flying a combined 149 combat missions. In 1959, he was selected to be one of the original seven NASA Mercury astronauts and made history three years later as the first American to orbit the earth. Later embarking on a political career, Glenn represented his home state of Ohio as a U.S. Senator from 1974 to 1999. In 1998, he returned to space aboard the space shuttle Discovery, becoming the oldest person to fly in space.

Information last updated: 11:06 AM, October 9, 2012

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