American politician and general
|United States Senator|
December 21, 1974 – January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||Wallace F. Bennett|
|Succeeded by||Bob Bennett|
|28th Mayor of Salt Lake City|
1972 – December 20, 1974
|Preceded by||J. Bracken Lee|
|Succeeded by||Conrad B. Harrison|
Edwin Jacob Garn
October 12, 1932
|Spouse(s)||1) Hazel Thompson (deceased)|
2) Kathleen Brewerton
|Children||Jacob Garn |
|Alma mater||University of Utah|
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).
- Lamar, Jacob V., Jr.; Hannifan, Jerry (April 22, 1985). "Jake Skywalker: A Senator boards the shuttle". Time. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
- NASA biography of Garn
- IMNO Interviews Jake Garn
- Spacefacts biography of Jake Garn
- Page with true origin of "Garn scale"