S. McCAIN, III of Arizona
Republican Party Presidential Nominee
McCAIN BIOGRAPHICAL FACTS:
US Senator, 1987-present (elected 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004). US
Congressman, 1983-87 (elected 1982, 1984). Director, US Navy's
Senate Relations Office, 1977-81. Candidate for President, 2000.
US Navy officer, 1958-81. As a Navy pilot, he was shot down over
North Vietnam in 1967 and held as a prisoner of war in Hanoi for
5½ years. Military decorations include the Silver Star, Bronze
Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.
B.S., US Naval Academy, 1958. Attended courses at the National
War College, 1973-74.
Born August 29, 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone (US Territory).
Married to Cindy Hensley McCain. Once divorced. Seven children,
four grandchildren. Baptist (note: formerly Episcopalian). McCain's
father and grandfather were both US Navy admirals.
L.H. PALIN of Alaska
Republican Party Vice Presidential Nominee
PALIN BIOGRAPHICAL FACTS:
Governor, 2006-present (elected 2006). Commissioner, Alaska
Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, 2003-2004. Candidate
for Lieutenant Governor, 2002. Wasilla Mayor, 1996-2002. Wasilla
City Council, 1992-1996.
Local TV Sports Reporter, 1988-1989. Commercial Fisherman, 1989-1992.
B.S. (Journalism), University of Idaho, 1986.
Born February 11, 1964, in Sandpoint, Idaho. Married to Todd
Palin. Five children. Assemblies of God.