After a career in the U.S. Navy and two terms as a U.S. representative
(1982-86), John McCain was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 and
re-elected in 1992 and 1998. He ran for President in 2008 against Barack Obama. Senator McCain currently serves on the following Senate Committees during the 112th Congress: Ranking Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee; Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Committee on Indian Affairs. He is the author of several books, including Faith of My Fathers, Worth the Fighting For, Why Courage Matters, character is Destiny, and Hard Call. He has seven children and four grandchildren.
He and his wife, Cindy, reside in Phoenix.
This biography was last updated on 07/20/2011.
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