John Warner

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John Warner
KBE
United States Senator
from Virginia
In office
January 2, 1979 – January 3, 2009
Preceded by William L. Scott
Succeeded by Mark Warner
61st United States Secretary of the Navy
13th Secretary under the DoD
In office
May 4, 1972 – April 8, 1974
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by John Chafee
Succeeded by J. William Middendorf, II
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by Strom Thurmond
Succeeded by Carl Levin
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
Preceded by Carl Levin
Succeeded by Carl Levin
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Carl Levin
Succeeded by Carl Levin
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
In office
September 8, 1995 – January 3, 1999
Preceded by Ted Stevens
Succeeded by Mitch McConnell
Personal details
Born John William Warner
February 18, 1927 (1927-02-18) (age 87)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Catherine Mellon (m. 1957–1973) «start: (1957)–end+1: (1974)»"Marriage: Catherine Mellon to John Warner" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Warner) (div.)
Elizabeth Taylor (m. 1976–1982) «start: (1976)–end+1: (1983)»"Marriage: Elizabeth Taylor to John Warner" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Warner) (div.)
Jeanne Vander Myde (m. 2003–present) «start: (2003)»"Marriage: Jeanne Vander Myde to John Warner" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Warner)
Children With Mellon:
Virginia Warner
John Warner, Jr.
Mary Warner
Residence Alexandria, Virginia
Alma mater Washington and Lee University
University of Virginia Law School
Profession Lawyer
Religion Episcopalian
Signature
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1945–1946
1950–1953
Rank Petty Officer 3rd Class
Captain
Unit 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Awards Knight of the Order of the British Empire

John William Warner (born February 18, 1927) is an American Republican politician who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and as a five-term United States Senator from Virginia from January 2, 1979, to January 3, 2009. He did not seek for reelection in 2008. He has rejoined the law firm of Hogan Lovells, where he worked before joining the United States Department of Defense. Warner was also the sixth husband to actress Elizabeth Taylor, whom he married before being elected to the Senate. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2009.[1]

Warner was born on February 18, 1927 in Washington, D.C..[2] He was raised in Washington, D.C.. Warner studied at St. Albans School, at Woodrow Wilson High School, at Washington-Lee University, at University of Virginia Law School, and at George Washington University. Warner was married to Catherine Mellon in 1957 until they divorced in 1973, they had three children. Then he was married to Elizabeth Taylor from 1976 until they divorced in 1982. He has been married to Jeanne Vander Myde since 2003.

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