Glenn is now the last of the original Mercury 7 astronauts still living.
Rosenberger said he expects minimal cost to the name change because he anticipates signs would be changed out as needed over time.
“I can’t think of a more appropriate or fitting honor than to have John Glenn’s name on central Ohio’s largest airport,” said Dale Butland, who served on Glenn’s Congressional staff. “He’s been called the last genuine American hero and when you think of everything he was a part of — WW II, Korea, the early space program, his friendship with the Kennedys, and 24 years in the U.S. Senate — I’m not sure we could have held the last half of the 20th century without him.”
The Ohio House will vote on the bill Wednesday, Rosenberger said.