John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and military officer, who served as a United States senator for Arizona from January 1987 until his death in 2018. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama. McCain graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958 and received a commission in the United States Navy. He became a naval aviator and flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he almost died in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. While on a bombing mission during Operation Rolling Thunder over Hanoi in October 1967, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. He experienced episodes of torture and refused an out-of-sequence early release. During the war, he sustained wounds that left him with lifelong physical disabilities.
|Born:||John Sidney McCain III, August 29, 1936, Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone, U.S.|
|Died:||August 25, 2018, Cornville, Arizona, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Glioblastoma|
|Children:||7, including Meghan|
|Parents:||John S. McCain Jr. and Roberta Wright|
|Relatives:||Joe McCain (brother)|
|Education:||United States Naval Academy (BS)|
|Preceded by:||Barry Goldwater|
|Succeeded by:||Jon Kyl|
|Twitter:||John McCain's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||John McCain's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||John McCain's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||John McCain's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||John McCain's IMDb|
About John McCain
The 2008 Republican presidential nominee who was a prisoner of war for five years during the Vietnam War. He became a United States Senator from Arizona in 1987. He was known for his advocacy of campaign finance reform in the Senate and most notably co-wrote the 2002 McCain-Feingold Act.
While attending the United States Naval Academy, he became a lightweight boxer.
In 1999, he published his memoir Faith of My Fathers, which was made into a TV movie.
He had three daughters named Meghan, Bridget, and Sidney and three sons named Douglas, James and John. He was married to Carol McCain from 1965 to 1980, then he married Cindy McCain later in 1980. His father, John S. McCain, Jr., was a U.S. Navy admiral.
He ran against President Barack Obama in the 2008 election, but lost by a fairly large margin.
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