- NAME: John McCain
- OCCUPATION: Military Leader, U.S. Representative
- BIRTH DATE: August 29, 1936 (Age: 76)
- EDUCATION: Episcopal High School, United States Naval Academy
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Coco Solo Naval Air Station, Panama Canal Zone
- Full Name: John Sidney McCain III
- AKA: John McCain
- AKA: John Sidney McCain
- ZODIAC SIGN: Virgo
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John McCain is a military hero and Republican U.S. Senator defeated by Barack Obama in the 2008 United States presidential election.
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Before leaving to serve his country, John McCain was what many called a "party boy," and not the tough-as-nails hero he would be labeled later in life.
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"I had hopes once of addressing you under different circumstances. But our fellow Americans had another plan four years ago, and I accept their decision," McCain said at the convention. "When we nominate Mitt Romney, we do so with a greater purpose than winning an advantage for our party. We charge him with the care of a higher cause. His election represents our best hopes for our country and the world."
McCain married Carol Shepp, a model originally from Philadelphia, on July 3, 1965. He adopted her two young children from a previous marriage, Doug and Andy Shepp, and in 1966 they had a daughter together, Sydney. The couple divorced in April 1980.
McCain met Cindy Lou Hensley, a teacher from Phoenix and daughter of a prosperous Arizona beer distributor, while she was on vacation in 1979 with her parents in Hawaii. McCain was still married at the time, but separated from his first wife. John and Cindy were married in Phoenix, Arizona on May 17, 1980. They have four children: Meghan (born in 1984), John IV (known as Jack, born in 1986), James (known as Jimmy, born in 1988) and Bridget (born in 1991 in Bangladesh, and adopted by the McCains in 1993).
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