Did You Know John Glenn Visited Wright State University?


John Glenn and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ronald “Ron” Brown

While the official University mailing address bears the his name (Colonel Glenn Highway), famed astronaut, aviator, and U.S. Senator John Glenn also visited the Wright State campus on several occasions. On April 13, 1993, then U.S. Senator Glenn and Ron Brown, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, led a panel of government and business officials in discussing how to boost Dayton’s economy through military technology.

Glenn would later return to campus, this time to Dunbar Library, on October 24, 2002, for a joint meeting of the First Flight Federal Advisory Board and the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission. Joining him at the meeting was fellow Ohioan and the First Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong.

All of the photographs are courtesy of the  Wright State University Photograph Collection. Click on the photos to see a larger image.

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