My Dad, John McCain by Meghan McCainBorn the son and grandson of military men, Senator John McCain from Arizona was destined for a life serving his country in the armed forces. Like many great men, he occasionally struggled with authority, but once he found his true calling -- flying naval aircraft -- his ideals and commitment to his country took him far.
From the low point of five years as a prisoner of war to the high points of raising a large, happy family and being chosen as the Republican nominee in the 2008 presidential election, Senator McCain has lived an incredible life driven by a love of his country and a desire to serve it to the best of his ability.
This picture book biography, written with great love and insight by his oldest daughter, writer Meghan McCain, shows us the public John McCain and the personal John McCain in a way weve never seen before -- making this American hero come to life before young eyes.
How Many Children Did John McCain Have?
It's been said that when a person runs for president, the whole family runs for president. For the McCains, that meant nine people involved in a complex campaign against eventual President Barack Obama. The McCain household, like so many in America, is a blend. Navigating through the McCain family album might require a road map. When John McCain married his first wife, Carol, he adopted her sons from a previous marriage. Doug, 58, was a Navy pilot like his father and now is a captain for American Airlines.
Paul, Minnesota, on September 04, After a long battle with brain cancer, Senator John McCain lost his life, leaving behind a family of seven grown children, along with five grandchildren, and his wife, Cindy. My first wife had two children from a previous marriage and I adopted them. We had a child together, a girl. The two boys are married and have children. We get together once a year at least. John and Carol later welcomed their daughter, Sidney.
There's an old adage about running for office: when a person runs, their whole family runs along with them. And yet, in an era where the private is increasingly public, John McCain managed to keep his family life largely out of the spotlight. Though his own actions were very much in the public sphere, the late Senator, who passed away on Saturday after a prolonged battle with brain cancer, eschewed calling attention to his family or sharing tidbits of their personal lives. It was a particularly impressive feat, considering that his brood included seven children born across four decades. With the exceptions of Cindy McCain, who stood by her husband's side throughout his political career and during his recent battle with cancer, and their daughter Meghan, who has made a name for herself as a political and pop-culture commentator, the other members of the McCain family have mostly opted for low-profile lifestyles that have garnered little public attention. And yet, from their places in the background, each member of the McCain family helped to shape the Senator into the man who became a major public figure and worked at the heart of the American political scene.
McCain's children, all adults now, are from two marriages. More than three decades span between the oldest and the youngest. Throughout his political career, interviews with the McCains have characterized John as the silly one with his kids. In , while McCain was still in the U. Navy, he married model Carol Shepp in Philadelphia.
On August 25, , Senator John McCain may have lost his battle with cancer, but he won the war in patriotism and honor across the nation. Just one day after announcing that he had decided to end treatment for his brain cancer, McCain passed away. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment. Upon his death, McCain has left behind a family of seven kids.