John Glenn to be 9th person to lie in state at Ohio capitol


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When John Glenn lies in state at the Ohio Statehouse, he will become the ninth person to do so and will join a list that includes Abraham Lincoln.

The public viewing for Glenn, who died last week at 95, is Friday.

Ohio History Connection, a statewide history organization, tells The Associated Press that eight others have lain in repose in Ohio since the capitol building opened.

The first was Arctic explorer Elisha Kane in 1857. President Lincoln’s funeral train stopped in Ohio in 1865. Journalist, war correspondent and Ohio native Januarius MacGahan (meh-GAHN’) lay in state there in 1884.

Govs. James Campbell and James Rhodes, Lt. Gov. Merle Shoemaker, former House Speaker Vernal Riffe (ryf) and former Congressman Paul Gillmor complete the list.