Born in Chester, South Carolina, June 3, 1930, son of Sarah Terrell and United States District Judge J. Lyles Glenn, Jr.; grandson of J. Lyles Glenn, Sr., former president of the South Carolina Bar. He died in Columbia, South Carolina, on April 24, 1993. He was survived by his wife, Louise Owens Glenn; two sons, and two daughters.
A University of South Carolina graduate (B.A., 1951), and Law School (1953), where he lectured on trial advocacy.
From 1953–1955, he was an officer in the United States Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps.
He practiced law for 38 years serving as president of the Richland County and South Carolina Bar Associations, and was active in the American Bar Association. He served as the youngest United States District Attorney ever appointed (1961–19698).
Recipient of South Carolina Bar’s Durant Distinguished Public Service Award (1992); Richland County’s John W. Williams, Jr., Distinguished Service Award (1993); and Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award (1976). A member of Trinity Cathedral; two term chairman of the South Carolina Arts Commission; and former chairman of a panel of the National Endowment for the Arts.