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John McCain III's Biography


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Full Name:

John Sidney McCain III




Wife: Cindy; 7 Children: Doug, Sidney, Andy, Meghan, Jack, Jimmy, Bridget

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Panama Canal Zone, Panama

Home City:

Phoenix, AZ



Attended, National War College

BS, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, 1954-1958

Senator, United States Senate, 1987-2018

Candidate, United States President, 2000, 2008

National Security Advisor, Dole/Kemp Presidential Campaign, 1996

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1982-1986

Former Member, American Dream Political Action Committee

Former Chair, Armed Services Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, Environmental and Energy Study Conference

Former Member, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, Indian Affairs Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, National Republican Senatorial Committee

Former Senate Co-Chair, National Security Caucus

Former Member, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, United States Senate

Former Member, Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate

Former Member, Senate Committee for American Indian College Fund

Former Member, Senate Steering Committee

Former Member, Senate Wilderness and Public Lands Caucus

Former Member, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, United States Senate

Former Member, Vietnam Veterans in Congress

Former Beer Distributor

Captain, United States Navy, Vietnam, 1958-1981

Senate Navy Liaison, 1977-1981

Former Member, Air Force Sergeants Association

Former Member, Association of the United States Army

Former Chair, Board of Directors, International Republican Institute

Former Member, Board of Directors, Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom

Former Member, Board of Visitors, United States Naval Academy

Former Member, Council of Notables, United States-Spain Council

Former Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Former Member, Navy League

Former Founding Member, Pacific Council on International Policy, University of South California

Former Co-Chair, Porkbusters Coalition

Former Member, Purple Heart Association

Former Member, Renewal Alliance

Former Member, Senate Centrist Coalition

Former Member, Sons of the Revolution in the State of Virginia

Former Member, The Alfalfa Club

Former Member, The Military Order of World Wars

Former Member, The Retired Officers Association

Former Member, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association

Former Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Former Member, Vietnam Veterans Association

Member, Board of Trustees, Gallaudet University, 1995-2006

Astrological Sign:



Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross;
1996 Taxpayer's Hero Award of The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

Current Car:

Cadillac CTS (C-Series Touring Sedan), a midsize luxury sedan

Father's Name:

John McCain Jr.

Father's Occupation:

4 Star Admiral, US Navy

Favorite Actor/Actress:

Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe

Favorite Book:

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Favorite Food:

Chocolate ice cream, pizza with pepperoni and onions, baby-back ribs

Favorite Movie:

Viva Zapata, Letters From Iwo Jima, Some Like It Hot

Favorite Musician:

Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison

Favorite TV Shows:

24, Seinfeld

Favorite Type of Music:

Rock and Roll

First Job:

Naval Aviator, United States Navy

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Boxing, Basketball, Football, Baseball, History, Barbecue grill chef.

Mother's Name:


Number of Grandchildren:


Personal Hero and Why:

Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater

Pets (include names):

English springer spaniel: Sam; mutt: Coco; 2 turtles: Cuff, Link, cat: Oreo; a ferret, three parakeets and 13 saltwater fish


"Faith of My Fathers" (1999); "Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir" (2002); "Why Courage Matters" (2004); and "Character Is Destiny" (2005), "Unfinished Business: Afghanistan, the Middle East and Beyond" -- "Defusing the Dangers That Threaten America's Security" by Harlan Ullman and John S. McCain; "The Reminiscences of Admiral John S. McCain", Jr., by John McCain