Senator John Sidney McCain III

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Current Office: U.S. Senate
Current District: Senior Seat
Office Seeking: President
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/02/2004
Next Election: 2010
Party: Republican

Background Information:
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Cindy Lou Hensley; Seven Children: Doug, Sidney, Andy, Meghan, Jack, Jimmy, Bridget
Birth Date: 08/29/1936
Birthplace: Panama Canal Zone, Panama
Home City: Phoenix, AZ
Religion: Episcopalian


  • National War College, 1973-1974
  • BS, United States Naval Academy, 1958

    Professional Experience:

  • Senate Navy Liaison, 1977-1981
  • Captain, United States Navy, Vietnam, 1958-1981
  • Beer Distributor

    Political Experience:

  • Candidate, United States President, Republican Party, 2008
  • Senator, United States Senate, Arizona, 1987-present
  • Primary Candidate, United States President, 2000
  • National Security Adviser, Dole/Kemp Presidential Campaign, 1996
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1982-1986


  • Member, American Dream Political Action Committee, 1997-present
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations, 1997-present
  • Honorary Board Member, Hispanic Youth Foundation, 1997-present
  • Honorary Board Member, The Leonard Cheshire Foundation, 1997-present
  • Honorary Member, Advisory Council, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, 1997-present
  • Honorary Vice Chair, New Majority Council, 1997-present
  • Board of Trustees, Gallaudet University, 1995-present
  • Founding Member, Pacific Council on International Policy, University of South California, 1995-present
  • Chair, Board of Directors, International Republican Institute, 1992-present
  • Life Member, Navy League, 1987-present
  • Member, Air Force Sergeants Association
  • Member, The Alfalfa Club
  • Honorary Advisor Board, Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Honorary Co-Chair, Advisory Board of Directors, Arizona Cancer Research Foundation
  • Honorary Member, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Complimentary Member, Association of the United States Army
  • Honorary Member, Barry Goldwater Foundation
  • Honorary Member, Fifty-Five Years and Up Incorporated
  • Honorary Member/Board of Regents, Francis Scott Key Foundation
  • Honorary Member, The John Goodwin Tower Center
  • Honorary Board Member, Kids Voting Arizona
  • Member, The Military Order of World Wars
  • Honorary Member, Mo Udall Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom
  • Member, Purple Heart Association
  • Member, The Retired Officers Association
  • Member, Sons of the Revolution in the State of Virginia
  • Member, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
  • Member of Board of Visitors, United States Naval Academy
  • Honorary Member/Board of Directors/Council of Notables, United States-Spain Council
  • Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Member, Vietnam Veterans Association

    Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:

  • Environmental and Energy Study Conference
  • National Republican Senatorial Committee
  • Co-Chair, Porkbusters Coalition
  • Renewal Alliance
  • Senate Centrist Coalition
  • Senate Committee for American Indian College Fund
  • Senate Co-Chair, National Security Caucus
  • Senate Steering Committee
  • Senate Wilderness and Public Lands Caucus
  • Vietnam Veterans in Congress.


  • Armed Services, Ranking Member
  • Commerce, Science & Transportation, Member
  • Indian Affairs, Member
  • Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, Member
  • Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety, Member
  • Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce, Trade, and Tourism, Member
  • Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Innovation, Member
  • Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Member

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