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AliveBorn: 8/29/1936 in U.S. Canal Zone (Panama)
Full name: John Sidney McCain III
Noted For: U.S. representative (R-AZ 1983-87) and senator (R-AZ, 1987-). Sponsored the McCain-Feingold Act, which placed limits on political campaign financing (2002). Republican nominee for President (2008). Was a prisoner of war in Vietnam after his Navy bomber was shot down over Hanoi (1967-73). After months of torture, he made an anti-American propaganda statement, which he later disavowed.
Quotation: "Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine."
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