John McCain

John McCain is the former United States Senator from Arizona. Before his death in 2018, McCain served as the senior senator from Arizona. He served the state in the U.S. Senate between 1987 and 2018, and the U.S. House of Representatives between 1983 and 1987. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2000, losing to President George W. Bush. In 2008 he won the Republican nomination for president but lost in the general election to President Barack Obama. Nicknamed "Maverick," he was widely considered an American war hero for his service in the Vietnam War.