John Glenn’s Ohio birthplace considered for historic status

24-year-old Adam Sackowitz wants to get the Cambridge home where Glenn was born in 1921 in eastern Ohio listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Former U.S. Sen. John Glenn speaks during a celebration for the renaming of Port Columbus International Airport to John Glenn Columbus International Airport Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio.
Former U.S. Sen. John Glenn speaks during a celebration for the renaming of Port Columbus International Airport to John Glenn Columbus International Airport Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) – A New York graduate student is trying to get the Ohio birthplace of the late John Glenn nationally recognized as a historic landmark.

Glenn became a national hero in 1962 as the first American to orbit the Earth. He then spent 24 years in the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from Ohio. He died last week at the age of 95.

The Times-Reporter of Dover-New Philadelphia reports 24-year-old Adam Sackowitz wants to get the Cambridge home where Glenn was born in 1921 in eastern Ohio listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The graduate student from Westbury, New York, met Glenn several times over the past couple of years. Glenn is the subject of Sackowitz’s graduate thesis.

The Ohio Historic Preservation Board is reviewing the application.

Information from: The Times Reporter

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