• Short Summary

    ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN TODAY (FRIDAY) FORMALLY ANNOUNCED HE IS ENTERING POLITICS AND WILL SEEK ELECTION AS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR FOR OHIO.

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    ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN TODAY (FRIDAY) FORMALLY ANNOUNCED HE IS ENTERING POLITICS AND WILL SEEK ELECTION AS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR FOR OHIO. THE FIRST AMERICAN TO ORBIT THE EARTH MADE HIS EXPECTED ANNOUNCEMENT IN A HOTEL IN COLUMBUS, OHIO. THE 42-YEAR-OLD LIEUTENANT-COLONEL SAID HE WOULD RESIGN HIS COMMISSION IN THE MARINE CORPS TO FIGHT THE ELECTION.

    YESTERDAY COL. GLENN REQUESTED HE BE "RELIEVED OF HIS ASSIGNMENT" WITH THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE. HIS ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE BEFORE LEAVING HOUSTON FOR COLUMBUS. HE EVADED QUESTIONS ON WHETHER HE INTENDED TO ENTER POLITICS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4HB5OZK5Q50Z3E4AA69VSJ3C
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4HB5OZK5Q50Z3E4AA69VSJ3C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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