Cindy McCain

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Cindy McCain
Cindy McCain, U.S. Ambassador.jpg
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture
Assumed office
November 5, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byKip E. Tom
Personal details
Cindy Lou Hensley

(1954-05-20) May 20, 1954 (age 68)[1]
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.[2]
Political partyRepublican
John McCain
(m. 1980; his death 2018)
ChildrenMeghan McCain
John Sidney "Jack" McCain IV
James McCain
Bridget McCain
ParentsJames Hensley
Marguerite "Smitty" Hensley
EducationB.A. in Education
M.A. in Special Education
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
OccupationChair, Hensley & Co.
Known forWife of U.S. Senator and presidential candidate John McCain

Cindy Lou Hensley McCain (born May 20, 1954) is an American businesswoman and politician. McCain is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture since 2021. She was the wife of Republican Senator John McCain. During the Donald Trump presidency, she became a critic of the president and the Republican Party.

In the 2020 presidential election, she was one of the few key Republicans who supported form Vice President Joe Biden over President Trump.[3]

In late November 2020, McCain was seen as a possible pick for an ambassador role in the Biden administration.[4] In May 2021, it was reported that President Biden would nominate McCain to be the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.[5][6] McCain was confirmed by the Senate by voice vote on October 26, 2021.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bio of Cindy Hensley McCain". Chicago Tribune. 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2008-04-22.[permanent dead link]
  2. Bob Dart (2008-03-09). "As candidate's wife, Cindy McCain finds herself in spotlight". Austin American-Statesman. Archived from the original on March 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-26.
  3. Bradner, Eric; Mucha, Sarah (September 22, 2020). "Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden". CNN.
  4. Italiano, Laura (28 November 2020). "Cindy McCain eyed by Biden for US ambassador to the UK: report". Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  5. "Biden poised to announce first slate of ambassador nominees as he eyes first trip abroad". CNN. June 7, 2021.
  6. "Joe Biden plans to nominate Burns, Garcetti for ambassadorships - NYT". Reuters. May 27, 2021.
  7. Kelly, Laura (26 October 2021). "Senate confirms four Biden ambassadors after delay". The Hill. Retrieved 26 October 2021.