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The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

US Sen. John McCain speaks at a town-hall meeting while campaigning for the presidency in 2008. He was the Republican Party’s nominee for that year’s election, which he lost to Barack Obama.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain sits on a sofa with his sister, Sandy, in a reproduction of a family photo taken around 1938. McCain was born in 1936 to Roberta McCain and John McCain Jr., a Navy admiral.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain sits with his grandfather and his father, both of whom were Navy admirals, in this family photo from the 1940s.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain, bottom right, poses with his Navy squadron in 1965.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1958 and served in the Navy until 1981.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

During the Vietnam War, McCain’s plane was shot down and captured by North Vietnamese forces. Here, he is pulled out of a lake in Hanoi by North Vietnamese soldiers and civilians in October 1967. McCain broke both arms and his right knee upon ejection and lost consciousness until he hit the water. Upon capture, McCain was beaten, he has said. He was held for five years by the North Vietnamese and tortured.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

A Vietnamese doctor examines McCain in 1967. For his service, McCain was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze star, the Legion of Merit, a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain, center, and his wife, Cindy, pose with US Rep. John Rhodes after McCain was elected to the House in 1982. McCain has represented Arizona ever since. In 1986, he became a US senator.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain talks with people in Hanoi, Vietnam, during the filming of the CBS special, “Honor, Duty and a War Called Vietnam” in 1985.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain, left, joins President George H.W. Bush at a news conference about soldiers missing in action during the Vietnam War.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain gets a kiss from his wife as they kick off his campaign for the 2000 presidential election.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain spends time with his wife and children at their home in Phoenix in 1999. John and Cindy McCain have two daughters, Meghan and Bridget, and two sons, Jack and Jimmy. He also has three children from a previous marriage: Andrew, Douglas and Sidney.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain rests in a New Hampshire motel room while on the campaign trail in 1999.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain poses with his wife and seven children in 2000. The children, from left, are Andrew, Jimmy, Jack, Bridget, Meghan, Douglas and Sidney.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain laughs during an interview with “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno in 2000.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain reaches out to supporters during a campaign rally in Portland, Maine, in 2000. He suspended his campaign several days later and eventually endorsed his primary opponent, George W. Bush.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

John McCain addresses a shadow convention at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. McCain was booed when he asked supporters to back George W. Bush for President.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain and his wife host George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, at the Arizona’s Red Rock Crossing in 2000.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain acts in a skit while hosting “Saturday Night Live” in 2002.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain talks with US Marines in Iraq as he and other senators stopped at Camp Falluja in 2005.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain and fellow US Sen. Hillary Clinton listen to President George W. Bush speak at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2007.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain, again running for President, speaks during a campaign rally in New York in 2008.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain shakes hands with US Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, before their first debate in 2008. Obama defeated McCain in the general election.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain and US Sen. Mitch McConnell speak about health care reform in 2009.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain listens as former FBI Director James Comey testifies to the Senate Intelligence Committee in June 2017.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain returned to the Senate floor in July 2017, less than two weeks after surgeons removed a large blood clot from his brain and diagnosed him with brain cancer. He received a standing ovation on both sides of the aisle.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain votes no on the GOP’s “skinny repeal” health care bill in July 2017. He was one of three Senate Republicans who voted against the failed bill.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

McCain speaks to members of the media while heading to a roll-call vote in October 2017.

The life and career of US Sen. John McCain

“No place I would rather be,” Meghan McCain tweeted with this photo of her and her father in March 2018.

News credit : Cnn