John McCain Age, Wife, Biography & More

John McCain

Real NameJohn Sidney McCain III
NicknameMcNasty, The white tornado
PartyRepublican Party
Republican Symbol
Political Journey • For the first time in 1982, McCain was elected as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 1st congressional district.
• On 4 November 1986, McCain won the US Senate seat vacated by retiring Senator Barry Goldwater.
• Despite having been entangled in the Keating Five scandal of the late 1980s, McCain was re-elected to Senate in 1992 and 1998.
• McCain announced his candidacy for President on 27 September 1999.
• On 9 March 2000, MacCain suspended his campaign for President and endorsed George W. Bush for president.
• On 2 November 2004, MacCain was elected to the Senate for the fourth term.
• MacCain announced his candidacy for president again on 25 April 2007 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
• On 4 November 2008, MacCain lost the election to Barack Obama (former US President).
• For the fifth term, McCain was elected to Senate on 2 November 2010.
• On 8 November 2016, McCain won his sixth term in the US Senate, defeating Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick.
Biggest RivalsBarack Obama (In 2008 Presidential Election)
Ann Kirkpatrick
Ann Kirkpatrick
Physical Stats & More
Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourHazel Green
Hair ColourSemi Bald (white)
Personal Life
Date of Birth29 August 1936
Age (as in 2017)81 Years
Birth PlaceCoco Solo, Panama Canal Zone, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownAlexandria, Northern Virginia, USA
SchoolEpiscopal High School, Alexandria
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
Debut1982 (When he was elected as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 1st congressional district.)
FamilyFather- John S. McCain Jr.John S. McCain Jr.
Mother- Roberta McCainJohn and Roberta McCain
Brother- Joe McCainJohn and Joe McCain
Sister- Sandy McCain
HobbiesBoxing, Riding Bikes
Controversies• John McCain was involved in 'the Keating Five', a group of five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, sparking a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
• John McCain sparked controversies by questioning former FBI Director James B. Comey. But several of his questions confused viewers, and seemingly Comey himself, and he occasionally was incoherent.
Favorite Things
Favorite FoodPizza with pepperoni and onions, Chocolate, Ice-creams
Favorite BookFor Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
Favorite BikeHarley Davidson
Favorite SportBoxing
Favorite MoviesViva Zapata, Letters From Iwo Jima and Some Like It Hot
Favorite PoliticianRonald Reagan
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeCarol McCain(m. 1965–1980)Carol McCain
Cindy McCain(m. 1980)
John and Cindy
ChildrenSons- John Sidney McCain IV,
John and John Sydney McCain IV
James McCain,
John McCain son James, center, and daughter Meghan
Andrew McCain, Douglas McCain
Douglas McCain
Daughters- Meghan McCain,
John with Meghan McCain
Sidney McCain, Bridget McCain(Adopted)
Cindy McCain with her daughter Bridget
Money Factor
Net Worth$21 Million

John McCain

Some Lesser Known Facts About John McCain

  • Does John McCain smoke? Not Known
  • Does John McCain drink alcohol?: Yes
  • McCain is of Scots-Irish descent.
  • John McCain was born in the prominent military family at Panama Canal Zone in Panama.
  • McCain was not good at study. He graduated with bottom rank: 894 out of 899 people in his class.
  • His father and grandfather were the first father-son admiral pair in U.S. Navy. During the Vietnam War, John McCain Jr. commanded Pacific forces while John McCain Sr. was commander of aircraft carriers during World War II.
  • McCain’s youngest son, Jimmy, is a Marine, while another son, Jack, is a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • During his high school, he was a wrestler. His nickname was “McNasty.” Because of his prematurely white hair later he was nicknamed “the white tornado”.
  • In 1967, McCain volunteered to serve in Vietnam War as a naval aviator. He ejected from his plane after it was hit by a missile on his 23rd bombing mission. He was detained by the North Vietnamese, who did not treat his injuries until they learned who his father was.John McCain lies in a hospital bed in Hanoi, North Vietnam, after being taken
  • In 1979, McCain met and fell in love with Cindy Lou Hensley. McCain was still married to Carol, his first wife.
  • In 1980, McCain divorced Carol to marry Cindy. McCain’s children refused to attend the wedding in protest divorce, though they were reconciled years later.
  • McCain retired from the US Navy in 1981, with recognitions including a Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
  • In 2008 US Presidential election, McCain stood against former US President Barack Obama and lost the election to Obama with receiving 45.7% ballots.