Place of Birth. Education. He was born at Coco Solo Air Force Base in the Panama Canal area. Her father and grandfather were admirals in the United States Navy.
In 1958 he graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis (Maryland). In 1958-1960. qualified as a Navy pilot. In 1974 he graduated from the National War College in Washington.
Army career. Starting in 1960, he served as a pilot on aircraft carriers, was an instructor at the Meridian Naval Base in Mississippi, then again as a pilot on an aircraft carrier. In the spring of 1967 he became a member of the Vietnam War. In October of the same year, during a sortie, McCain's plane was shot down over Hanoi. The pilot was wounded and taken prisoner, in which he spent five and a half years and thanks to which (and also the fact that his father commanded American troops during the Vietnam campaign) became known in his homeland. In March 1973, with the end of the war, he was released.
After graduating from the National War College in 1974, he commanded a training squadron, was a naval liaison officer for the US Senate (McCain later called the experience gained then "a real entrance to the world of politics").
Politician career. After retiring in 1981, McCain worked briefly for his second father-in-law's beer trading company. And a year later, again, not without the participation of his father-in-law, he was elected to the House of Representatives of the US Congress from Arizona from the Republican Party.
In November 1986, he was elected Senator from Arizona, after which he won the same post three more times - in 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010. In the Senate, he was a member of the Indian Affairs, Armed Services, Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees. Since 2015, he has been chair of the US Senate Armed Services Committee.
By the late 1990s, McCain had gained significant political clout, especially among American conservatives. He has been sidelined by many of the corruption scandals that have rocked Washington in recent years. During his work as a senator, he became the author of many important bills.
In 2000, he made his first attempt to compete for the presidency of the United States, but lost to his fellow party member George W. Bush in the primaries. But in 2008, he managed to become the main candidate from the Republicans. This time, Bush Jr. officially supported McCain, but the post of 44th US president went to Barack Obama.
Support for Ukraine. After the forceful dispersal of the Euromaidan in Kiev, McCain arrived in Ukraine and on December 14, 2013, after a meeting with the Foreign Minister, he visited a tent city. The next day, McCain, along with Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, appeared on stage in front of the protesters with words of support for peaceful protests.
McCain is a sharp critic of the Russian Federation, in one of his statements he called Russia "a gas station that pretends to be a country." In January 2015, he called on US President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons to counter the aggressor in the Donbass.
Regalia. Captain 1st rank. He has a number of military awards - "Bronze Star", "Silver Star", "Purple Heart", "For Military Merit", cross "For Outstanding Flying Merit".
Family bonds. In 1965-1980. He was married to fashion model Carol Shepp. McCain adopted two of her sons from her first marriage, and in 1966 the couple had a daughter.
Since 1980 he has been married to teacher Cindy Lou Hensley. From his second marriage, McCain had a daughter and two sons. Another girl (an orphan from Bangladesh) at the age of three months, the couple took into their family in 1991, and in 1993 they adopted them.
State. In 2006, McCain was ranked the 10th richest US senator. Experts estimated the state of the politician at $ 29 million. The main source of income was the beer company inherited by McCain's second wife from his father.
Death. On August 24, 2018, McCain announced his intention to stop treatment for the tumor. On August 25, 2018, not having lived 4 days before his 82nd birthday, John McCain died.
On September 2, 2018, McCain was buried in the city of Annapolis in the United States on the territory of the Naval Academy, where he studied, and the farewell ceremony was also held there. McCain was seen off with military honors and with the participation of aviation.