Jake Garn

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Jake Garn
Jake Garn.jpg
United States Senator
from Utah
In office
December 21, 1974 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byWallace F. Bennett
Succeeded byBob Bennett
28th Mayor of Salt Lake City
In office
1972 – December 20, 1974
Preceded byJ. Bracken Lee
Succeeded byConrad B. Harrison
Personal details
BornEdwin Jacob Garn
(1932-10-12) October 12, 1932 (age 86)
Richfield, Utah
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)1) Hazel Thompson (deceased)
2) Kathleen Brewerton
ChildrenJacob Garn
Susan Garn
Ellen Garn
Jeffrey Garn
Matthew Garn
Jennifer Garn
Alma materUniversity of Utah
ReligionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)

Edwin Jacob "Jake" Garn (born October 12, 1932) is an American politician. He is a member of the Republican Party. He served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to 1993.

Garn became the first sitting member of the United States Congress to fly in space when he flew aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as a Payload Specialist during NASA mission STS-51-D (April 12–19, 1985).[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lamar, Jacob V., Jr.; Hannifan, Jerry (April 22, 1985). "Jake Skywalker: A Senator boards the shuttle". Time. Retrieved April 13, 2011.

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