John McCain

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: U.S. Senator from Arizona who became the Republican Party's standard-bearer in the 2008 election and a war hero whose plane was shot down on a bombing mission over North Vietnam in 1967 (he was severely injured and spent more than five years as a prisoner of war), who was elected to the House of Representative in 1982 and the Senate in 1986 as a conservative on most issues when he pushed for campaign finance reform and the effort to account for those missing in Vietnam, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republic presidential nomination in 2000, then won it in 2008 but he and running mate Sarah Palin lost to Barack Obama.

 

 

Cause of Death: Brain cancer

 

Born: August 29, 1936

 

Died: August 25, 2018

 

Location: Cornville, Arizona