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Jake Garn

AKA Edwin Jacob Garn

Born: 12-Oct-1932
Birthplace: Richfield, UT

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Astronaut
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Utah, 1974-93

Military service: US Navy (1956-60, pilot); Utah Air National Guard (1963-79, retired Brig. Gen.)

Payload specialist, Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-51-D), 1985.

Wife: Hazel Rhae Thompson (m. 1957, two sons, two daughters, d. 1976 automobile accident)
Son: Jacob
Daughter: Susan Garn Horne
Daughter: Ellen
Son: Jeffrey
Wife: Kathleen Brewerton (m. 1977, one son, one daughter)
Son: Matthew
Daughter: Jennifer
Son: Brook (stepson)

    High School: East High School, Salt Lake City, UT
    University: BS Business and Finance, University of Utah (1955)
    University: University of Utah (graduate study, 1955-56)

    Summit Ventures, LLC Managing Director, Lobbyist (2000-)
    Huntsman Vice Chairman (1993-99)
    US Senator, Utah (21-Dec-1974 to 3-Jan-1993)
    Mayor of Salt Lake City (1971-74)
    City Council Commissioner, Salt Lake City, UT (1968-72)
    Member of the Board of Franklin Covey Co. (1993-)
    Member of the Board of Nu Skin Enterprises (1997-)
    Association of Space Explorers
    Challenger Center for Space Science Education Council of Advisors
    Kidney Donation 10-Sep-1986 (for daughter Susan)

Author of books:
Night Launch (1989, with Stephen Paul Cohen)
Why I Believe (1992)


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