McCain, John

Public Information

Name

McCain, John

Class

2010

Biography

Born on the Naval Air Station, Panama Canal Zone in 1936. Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, 1958; Naval Aviator. In October 1967 his plane was shot down over Hanoi; POW for almost 6 years. Captain, U.S. Navy, Retired, 1981. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982, two terms; led the fight for reforming the government, eliminating wasteful spending, and strengthening our nation’s armed forces. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, re-elected three times; led the fight to end loopholes for special interests and reform the campaign finance system. Remarkable record of leadership, experience, and patriotism. Ranking Member on the Senate Armed Forces Committee; Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and Committee on Indian Affairs.