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John McCain

United States Senator
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Net worth 2018: $100 Million
Residence: Coco Solo, Panama
Country: United States
BirthDay: 29 August 1936
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.75 m
Education: United States Naval Academy, Episcopal High School, National War College

John McCain was bornon 29 August 1936 in Coco Solo, Panama, American, is United States Senator. John McCain is an American politician currently serving as the senior US Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in the 2008 elections. Born into a military family, he followed his family tradition and joined the U.S Naval Academy, eventually becoming a naval aviator. He took part in the Vietnam War and was almost killed when on a bombing mission over Hanoi, his plane was shot down and he was taken as a prisoner. John McCain's near-death experience in Vietnam War didn’t deter him from returning back to resume duties as a navy captain. After retiring from the Navy he joined politics. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives twice and to the U.S Senate four times. He has earned the reputation as a "maverick" politician for his open disagreement with his party on certain issues. He played a key role in restoring diplomatic relations with Vietnam in the 1990s. While he has been a US Senator from Arizona since 1987, he has contested for presidential nomination in 2000 against Texas Governor George W. Bush and ran for US presidential elections in 2008 opposite Democratic candidate Barack Obama; however, he lost on both the occasions


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In 2015, he became the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services


He entered the presidential race for 2008 elections and became the Republic Party’s nominee, with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate


He has been a supporter of the 2007 surge of Iraq troops and stressed upon wining the 2001 Afghanistan War


Despite differing thoughts on several issues, like illegal immigration, pork barrel spending, global warming, torture, and constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, he supported Bush for 2004 presidential re-elections


Later in 2001, he underwent routine surgery for prostate cancer


In 2000, John McCain ran for Republican presidential nomination against his biggest rival, Texas Governor George W


He is serving as the Chairman of the International Republican Institute, since January 1993


Although he was cleared of the charges in 1991, he was criticized for showing ‘poor judgment’


He served as a member on the Armed Services Committee, Commerce Committee, and Indian Affairs Committee, but rose to national prominence through his 1988 Republican National Convention speech


In 1987, John McCain got involved in a scandal as a ‘Keating Five’ member for having connections with savings and loan swindler Charles Keating, Jr


He was elected as the US Senate from Arizona in 1986, defeating longtime Arizona Republican Barry Goldwater, and was, thereafter re-elected in 1992, 1998, 2004, and 2010


The couple had four children: Meghan McCain (1984), John Sidney IV (1986), James Hensley (1988), and Bridget Leela (1991, adopted from a Bangladeshi orphanage)


He married Cindy in 1980, a month after his divorce


Visualizing his better prospects in politics after being assigned as the Navy’s liaison to the US Senate in 1977, he retired from the Navy in 1981 on the rank of a captain


He underwent rehabilitation and physical therapy for months to get his injuries treated and resumed his flying duty in late 1974


After spending five and a half years in different prison camps, including two years in solitary confinement, with continuous physical torture and maltreatment, he was released in March 1973 as a Prisoner of War (POW)


In October 1967 while on his 23rd bombing mission, his A-4E Skyhawk was attacked over the North Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, where he broke both arms and one leg, and was held captive in Hoa Lo Prison or ‘Hanoi Hilton’


The couple had their first child in 1966: daughter Sidney


In 1965, John McCain married Carol Shepp, a model from Philadelphia, thus becoming step-father to her two kids, Douglas and Andrew, from her previous marriage


John McCain started his military career with a two-and-half years training at Pensacola, thus becoming a naval aviator of ground-attack aircraft in 1960, and began flying USS Intrepid and USS Enterprise in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas


In order to continue the family tradition, he attended United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, and passed out in 1958


After shifting between various navy bases in the US and abroad, his family settled in Arizona in 1951, where he went to a private preparatory boarding school, Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia, graduating in 1954


John Sidney McCain III was born on August 29, 1936 at Coco Solo Naval Air Station, Panama Canal Zone, as the second of three kids, to naval officer John S

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