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John McCain Edit Profile

also known as John Sidney McCain III

United States Senator from Arizona

John McCain, United States Senator from Arizona. Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Society of the Cincinnati, American Legion.

Background

McCain, John was born on August 29, 1936 in Canal Zone, Panama. Son of John Sidney and Roberta (Wright) McCain.

Education

Graduate United States Naval Academy, 1958. Graduate, National War College, 1974. Degree (honorary), Johns Hopkins University, 1999.

Degree (honorary), Colgate University, 2000. Degree (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 2001. Degree (honorary), Wake Forest University, 2002.

Degree (honorary), University Southern California, 2004.

Career

Director Navy Senate Liaison Office, Washington, 1977-1981. Member United States Congress from 1st Arizona District, 1983—1986. United States Senator from Arizona, since 1987.

Ranking member United States Senate Armed Services Committee, since 2009. Member United States Senate Energy & National Resources Committee, since 2009, United States Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, since 2009, United States Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, since 2009, United States Senate Indian Affairs Committee, chairman, 1995—1997, 2005—2007, United States Senate Commerce Science & Transportation Committee, 1997—2001, 2003—2005. Board directors Nixon Center for Peace & Freedom, Community Assistance League, Phoenix, since 1981.

Chairman International Republican Institute, since 1993. Candidate for Republican presidential nomination, 2000, 08. Republican presidential nominee, 08.

Member Commission on Intelligence Capabilities of United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2004. Speaker Republican National Convention, New York City, 2004. Served in United States Navy, 1958-1981, prisoner of war, 1967-1973, Vietnam, became captain United States Navy, 1977.

Religion

Baptism should only be administered to individuals who are capable of understanding the true meaning of the rite and also capable of understanding faith.

Politics

The belief in religious freedom and its corollary, the separation of the institutions of church and state, come from the commitment to the authority of the Bible.

Views

All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.

Membership

Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Society of the Cincinnati, American Legion.

Connections

Married Carol Shepp, July 3, 1965 (divorced April 2, 1980). 1 child Sidney Ann stepchildren: Douglas, Andrew. Married Cindy Lou Hensley, May 17, 1980.

1 adopted child Bridget children: Meghan, Jack, Jimmy.

father:
John Sidney McCain

mother:
Roberta (Wright) McCain

spouses:
Carol Shepp

Cindy Lou Hensley

children:
Douglas McCain

Andrew McCain

Meghan McCain

Jack McCain

Jimmy McCain