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    Roberta Wright McCain (February 7, 1912 – October 12, 2020) was an American socialite and oil heiress. She was the wife of U.S. Naval Admiral John S. McCain Jr., and the mother of politician John S. McCain III and stage actor and journalist Joe McCain.

  2. John McCain's mother, Roberta, dies - CNNPolitics › 2020/10/12 › politics

    Oct 12, 2020 · John McCain's mother, Roberta, dies at 108. (CNN) The late Sen. John McCain's mother died on Monday at age 108, according to his widow, Cindy McCain. "It is with great sadness that I announce the ...

  3. Roberta McCain, Mother Of Sen. John McCain, Dies At 108 : NPR › 2020/10/12 › 923067711

    Oct 13, 2020 · Roberta McCain, the mother of late U.S. Senator John McCain, is seated prior to ceremonies honoring him in the Capitol Rotunda, Aug. 31, 2018. Pool/Getty Images. When the late Sen. John McCain of ...

  4. Oct 12, 2020 · Roberta McCain, mother of late politician John McCain, died on Monday at the age of 108. While her death brought a flood of condolences from the American people, many rejoiced for the long and ...

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  5. Roberta McCain | Gerontology Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Roberta_McCain
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    Roberta Wright and her identical twin sister Rowena (1912–2011) were born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on 7 February 1912. Their parents were Archibald Wright (1874–1971), a Los Angeles oil wildcatter, and Myrtle Mae Fletcher (1885–1972).[2][3] Platinum Collection Build Your Own Bundle. Choose up to 7 games Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page. Her father became a stay-at-home dad after gaining wealth from the oil industry and the family traveled constantly, with trips every summer during August.[3]

    On 21 January 1933, she eloped in Tijuana, Mexico with a naval ensign, later to become four-star Admiral John S. McCain, Jr. in Caesar's Bar. She was attending the University of Southern California and McCain was attached to USS Oklahoma (BB-37).[3][4][5]She became the daughter-in-law of Admiral John S. McCain, Sr., a noted World War II carrier admiral under Fleet Admiral William Halsey. In 1952, she was the ship sponsor for USS John S. McCain (DL-3), named for her father-in-law. She was also an honored guest at the 1992 launching of USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) which was named for her husband and her father-in-law. She was also active in Navy Wives Clubs. For example, during Christmas 1971, she traveled to Saigon and presented $1,000 ($6,187 today) and 14 boxes of clothing to the Vietnam Advisory Board of Operation Helping Hand on behalf of the Pearl Harbor area Navy Wives Clubs.[6] Roberta McCain gave birth to three children, one daughter and two sons: Jean Alexandra "Sandy" (McCai...

    McCain campaigned during her son's 2008 presidential campaign, and was active in 2007[13] and 2008 despite her advanced age.[14] In November 2007, her comments about Mitt Romney, his role in organizing the 2002 Winter Olympics and Mormonism during an MSNBC interview generated minor political controversy and forced her son to respond to clarify her remarks.[15][16] In August 2008, she had a fashion shoot and was featured in a pair of Vogue magazine articles.[17][18] On May 13, 2009, she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[19] Her comments about Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann created a stir with politicos on both sides even after her son's failed presidential bid.[20][21]

    McCain's life of traveling with family, specifically her twin sister, was noted by Maureen Orth in The New York Times in December 2007.[22] On October 22, 2009, she was hospitalized while traveling in Portugal after she fell and injured her head.[23] Her 100th birthday was noted in a number of periodicals in the United States,[24] including an article by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ken Herman.[25] She was featured in Town & Country magazine later that year.[26] In September 2013, television commentator Greta Van Susteren wrote about McCain in an essay that was featured by Politico during their series "Women Rule" which sought to explore "how women are leading change in politics, policy and their communities."[27] In September 2013, McCain and her parlor were featured in an article in the peer-reviewed academic journal, the Journal of Urban History.[28] In 2018, members of her family took to social media to express birthday wishes and memories of McCain over the years.[29] She...

  6. Meghan McCain Mourns Grandmother Roberta McCain | › politics › meghan-mccain-honors

    Oct 12, 2020 · Roberta McCain, the mother of late Sen. John McCain, died Monday at the age of 108. Meghan McCain said Monday afternoon her late grandmother was "everything I ever aspired to be," in a loving ...

  7. Roberta McCain's Death: Family, Friends, Journalists React ... › politics › friends-family-react-to

    Oct 12, 2020 · Roberta's daughter-in-law Cindy McCain was the first to publicly announce the news of her death, writing on Twitter Monday: "I couldn’t have asked for a better role model or a better friend." In ...

  8. John McCain's Mom Roberta McCain Is 108 and 'Doing Great ... › entertainment › john-mccains-mom

    Feb 07, 2020 · RELATED: Roberta McCain Is an ‘American Original,’ Family Friend Says. Another escapade involving a vehicle happened in 2003, when Roberta drove Joe’s Chevy Beretta cross country. She later ...

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  9. Roberta Mccain Photos and Premium High Res Pictures - Getty ... › photos › roberta-mccain

    Roberta McCain, Cindy McCain, Senator John McCain on Walt Disney Television via Getty Images's 'Portrait of a President'. Roberta McCain in her Washington, D.C. Apartment. Roberta is Sen. John McCain's mother. At right is Roberta's twin sister Rowena Willis, who lives in... Portrait of members of the McCain family, circa 1951.

  10. Roberta McCain Home Photos - Pictures of McCain Family House › society › g103

    Dec 26, 2012 · Roberta McCain eloped with a 20-year-old ensign in Tijuana, welcomed home admirals and sent them off to sea again, and raised mavericks. Now she looks back on private life in a family with one of ...

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