OFFICE Representative, Senator
POLITICAL PARTY Republican
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 98th (1983-1985), 99th (1985-1987), 100th (1987-1989), 101st (1989-1991), 102nd (1991-1993), 103rd (1993-1995), 104th (1995-1997), 105th (1997-1999), 106th (1999-2001), 107th (2001-2003), 108th (2003-2005), 109th (2005-2007), 110th (2007-2009), 111th (2009-2011), 112th (2011-2013), 113th (2013-2015), 114th (2015-2017), 115th (2017-2019)
Representative, Senator John Sidney MCCAIN III Biography
McCAIN, John Sidney, III, a Senator and a Representative from Arizona; born in Panama Canal Zone, August 29, 1936; attended schools in Alexandria, Va.; graduated, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 1958, and the National War College, Washington, D.C. 1973; pilot, United States Navy 1958-1981, prisoner of war in Vietnam 1967-1973; received numerous awards, including the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, and Distinguished Flying Cross; elected as a Republican in 1982 to the Ninety-eighth Congress; reelected to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984 and served from January 3, 1983, to January 3, 1987; elected to the United States Senate in 1986; reelected in 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010, and again in 2016 for the term ending January 3, 2023; chair, Committee on Indian Affairs (One Hundred Fourth Congress; One Hundred Ninth Congress), Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (One Hundred Fifth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses, One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001], One Hundred Eighth Congress), Committee on Armed Services (One Hundred Fourteenth and One Hundred Fifteenth Congresses); was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000; was an unsuccessful Republican nominee for President of the United States in 2008. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
External Research Collections
McCain, John, with Mark Salter. Character is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember. New York: Random House, 2005. ___, with Mark Salter. Faith of My Fathers. New York: Random House, 1999. ___. Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them. New York: Twelve Books, 2007. ___, with Mark Salter. Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life. New York: Random House, 2004. ___, with Mark Salter. Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir. New York: Random House, 2002.
John Sidney MCCAIN III Committee Assignments
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