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John Glenn's Ohio Birthplace Considered for Historic Status

The national hero died last week at the age of 95.

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    File photo of former astronaut and former U.S. Senator John Glenn (D-OH), walking past the Space Shuttle Discovery during an event at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in 2012.

    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.

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    The Ohio Historic Preservation Board is reviewing the application.