Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on the passing of John Glenn

December 9, 2016

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., on the passing of American astronaut and former U.S. Senator, John Glenn:

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of John Glenn, my dear friend, my mentor and colleague in Congress for nearly 25 years, and a true American hero. In every facet of his life, John was an exceptional public servant: a distinguished veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, a fearless American aviator and astronaut – who broke barriers on Earth and in space – and a tireless advocate for important issues, such as nuclear nonproliferation, scientific research, and education.

With his courage, character, and sense of adventure, John represents the best of the American spirit. His accomplishments and legacy are without equal and will continue to inspire our nation. I extend my deepest condolences to his lovely wife Annie and the Glenn family.”

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Chris Ortman
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